Johan Camargo‘s 2 run pinch-hit homer in the top of the 10th broke a 2 – 2 tie, and provided the Luke Leeway needed to take the series 2 games to 1.
The bullpen was put to the test in the 3rd when Mike Soroka was removed for precautionary reasons after taking an Austin Voth fastball off the inside of his right forearm, and Josh Tomlin responded with 4 scoreless innings. Tomlin allowed 1 hit and struck out 3, as he equaled his longest outing of the year. A.J. Minter got the win with a scoreless 9th, and Luke Jackson picked up his 11th save despite allowing 2 hits, a walk, and a run in the 10th.
The Nationals tied it in the 7th, however. Grant Dayton retired the first 2 batters, but a Juan Soto homer and Matt Adams single led to Jacob Webb. Adams went to 3rd when Acuna booted Howie Kendrick‘s single to center, and scored on Gerardo Parra‘s single, the run judged to have been unearned. In the 8th, a force at 3rd on a bunt attempt, followed by a double play, helped Anthony Swarzak get out of trouble.
X-rays on Soroka were negative, and barring any delayed reaction, he should be ready for his next start. For those worried about how the Braves would respond on the road after the terrific home stand, well, so far, so good. At Wrigley Field Monday at 8:05 Eastern; Julio Teheran vs. Jon Lester scheduled.