Braves drill slumping Pirates 14-2, complete 3-game sweep
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kyle Wright allowed two hits over seven efficient innings and the Atlanta Braves drilled the sloppy Pittsburgh Pirates 14-2 to complete a three-game sweep.
Wright struck out eight and walked one while improving to 16-5, tied for the most wins in the majors.
Matt Olson hit his fifth career grand slam, a 420-foot blast that bounced into the Allegheny River.
Atlanta has won 14 of 16 to keep the pressure on the NL East-leading New York Mets.
Pittsburgh rookie Oneil Cruz ripped the hardest-hit ball since Major League Baseball began measuring exit velocity in 2015 — a 122.4 mph single.
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