MLB Game Recap - Toronto at Atlanta
Tue Sep 3, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

BAL
4
TB
2
F
TEX
1
NYY
10
F
BAL
0
TB
2
F
PHI
6
CIN
2
F
MIA
5
PIT
4
F(10)
NYM
10
WAS
11
F
MIN
6
BOS
5
F
CHW
6
CLE
5
F
TOR
2
ATL
7
F
HOU
2
MIL
4
F
SF
0
STL
1
F
SEA
1
CHC
6
F
DET
5
KC
6
F
SD
1
ARI
2
F
LAA
5
OAK
7
F
COL
3
LAD
5
F

September 3, 2019 7:20 PM

Final

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Toronto (55-85)

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

2

6

0

Atlanta (86-54)

2

0

0

0

2

0

0

3

x

7

8

0

W: Foltynewicz (5-5)

L: Font (3-4)

TOR - HR: Tellez (17)

ATL - HR: none

Donaldson, Foltynewicz power Braves to 6th straight win
Tue Sep 3, 2019 11:31 PM

ATLANTA (AP) Braves manager Brian Snitker plans to relax Wednesday and enjoy a rare off day in the middle of a pennant race.

With the way his team keeps winning, Snitker will cherish a brief respite before NL East rival Washington comes to town to begin a four-game series Thursday.

"This is going to be a tough weekend," Snitker said. "We know that going in. It's easy to look ahead, but the guys did a great job of staying in the moment and going out and winning today's game."

Josh Donaldson doubled and drove in three runs, Mike Foltynewicz pitched five scoreless innings, and the streaking Braves won their sixth straight game with a 7-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

Ozzie Albies added an early RBI for the Braves, who are 14-2 since Aug. 16 and 32 games over .500 for the first time since the 2003 team finished 101-61.

Tyler Flowers' three-run double in the eighth finished off the Blue Jays, who have lost 12 of 15 to fall a season-worst 30 games under .500.

Atlanta heads into its off day with a 10-game home winning streak and a 6 1/2-game lead over the Nationals.

Foltynewicz (5-5) allowed a baserunner in each of his innings, but none in scoring position. His last threat came from Randal Grichuk, who singled to begin the fifth and was erased on the last of three double plays.

The Braves led 2-0 in the first off Wilmer Font (3-4). Ronald Acuna Jr., mired in a .162 slump since Aug. 13, tripled off the brick wall in right and scored on Albies' single. Albies advanced on Freddie Freeman's opposite-field double down the third base line and scored when Donaldson lined a single to left.

Donaldson lined a double to left in the fifth off T.J. Zeuch, scoring Acuna and Freeman to make it 4-0. Donaldson is 6 for his last 15 with six RBIs over his last three games.

Bryse Wilson, the second Atlanta pitcher, gave up Rowdy Tellez's second homer in the last two nights and Derek Fisher's RBI double to make it 4-2 in the seventh.

Foltynewicz, who left the game after Snitker noticed his face was blush red in the dugout, walked three and struck out two. Atlanta has won his last nine starts, though the right-hander has a 5.27 ERA over that span.

"He looks fine now," Snitker said. "They brought him in to see how he's doing, but at that point and time he didn't look so hot."

Foltynewicz said he felt better after getting checked out by the team medical staff.

"My body was very warm today, even when I started in the 'pen and was coming in," he said. "For the first three innings, it was just a very uncomfortable feeling for me out there."

Font, getting a spot start for the Blue Jays, gave up two runs and four hits in one inning.

In the eighth, two Toronto pitchers walked the bases loaded before Flowers' liner bounced off Teoscar Hernandez's glove in center field to put the game out of reach.

"That's a play we should've made in center field, and we didn't make it after the walks," Toronto manager Charlie Montoya said. "Then that was the game."

ROSTER MOVES

Toronto selected the contract of Zeuch, a 2016 first-round draft pick who allowed two runs and three hits in his major league debut. Zeuch, who pitched a no-hitter two weeks ago for Triple-A Buffalo, became the 37th pitcher used by the Blue Jays this year, a new franchise high. ... OF Anthony Alford, OF Jonathan Davis and INF Richard Urena were recalled from Buffalo. ... RHP Zack Godley was designated for assignment. ... Atlanta recalled Wilson and LHP A.J. Minter from Triple-A Gwinnett.

ROLLING

The 10th straight victory at SunTrust Park gave the Braves their longest home winning streak since the 2000 team won 12 in a row. ... Donaldson became the 13th player in franchise history with 30 doubles and 30 homers.

THAT HURTS

Toronto hasn't been this many games under .500 since 1995.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: Toronto is off Wednesday and begins a four-game series Thursday at Tampa Bay. The Blue Jays have yet to announce a starter.

Braves: LHP Max Fried (15-4, 4.09 ERA) will make his 27h start of the season on Thursday.

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Pitchers of Record

Toronto IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
W. Font (L, 3-4) 1 4 2 0 1 18.00 4.000
Atlanta IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
M. Foltynewicz (W, 5-5) 5 2 0 3 2 0.00 1.000

Batting Leaders

Toronto AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
D. Fisher 3 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 2.4
B. McKinney 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.0
Atlanta AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
J. Donaldson 3 2 1 0 3 1 3 0 2.4
F. Freeman 3 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 2.4

Team Comparison

TOR ATL
At Bats 30 31
Hits 6 8
Batting Average .200 .258
On Base Percentage .273 .378
Slugging Percentage 0.400 0.419
Doubles 3 3
Triples 0 1
Home Runs 1 0
Total Bases 12 13
Walks 3 5
Strikeouts 5 8
Stolen Bases 0 0
Caught Stealing 0 0
Runners Left On Base 4 6
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 1/6 4/11
Double Plays Fielded 1 9
Errors 0 0

2019 Regular Season - ATL Leads Series 3-1

Date Result Winner Loser
Tue Aug 27 ATL 1 @ TOR 3 Z. Godley M. Soroka
Wed Aug 28 ATL 9 @ TOR 4 L. Jackson J. Waguespack
Mon Sep 2 TOR 3 @ ATL 6 M. Soroka J. Waguespack
Tue Sep 3 TOR 2 @ ATL 7 M. Foltynewicz W. Font

Game Information

Stadium: SunTrust Park, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 25,427
Game Time: 2:46
Weather: 89F, Partly Cloudy
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?