The Atlanta Braves went into their Wednesday night match with the Miami Marlins looking to avoid a series sweep. They certainly did that and set a new National League process in the record.
The Braves annihilated their NL East rivals by a 29-9 final score at Truist Park, setting a National League record for runs scored by a team in one game.
Things didn’t look great for the Braves early, as they went down 2-0 in the first inning after starter Tommy Milone gave up a pair of runs.
They exploded, however, in the second inning with an 11-spot on the scoreboard. The Braves got home runs from Travis d’Arnaud, Adam Duvall, and Ozzie Albies in an outburst that put the game out of reach.
They kept scoring, however, as Freddie Freeman added a two-run homer the next inning and Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a three-run bomb in the fifth.
Adam Duvall had a record-setting night, as he joined Acuna with a three-run homer in the fifth and then hit a grand slam in the seventh inning to push the lead to 29-9.
Duvall finished the night with three home runs and 9 RBI, tying a Braves record for the most runs batted in in a single game.
Atlanta moved to 25-18 on the season with their win, and they now hold a 2-game lead over the Phillies in the NL East.