Braves rookie Strider fans Atlanta record 16 in win over Rox

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Spencer Strider delivers to an Atlanta Braves batter during the...
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Spencer Strider delivers to an Atlanta Braves batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)(John Bazemore | AP)
Published: Sep. 2, 2022 at 5:29 AM EDT
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ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Spencer Strider set an Atlanta record with 16 strikeouts while allowing only two hits in eight innings to lead the Braves to a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rockies.

Austin Riley and rookie Michael Harris II hit home runs for Atlanta. Strider logged his longest career start. He did not walk a batter.

The Braves remained three games behind the NL East-leading New York Mets.

Hall of Famer John Smoltz held the previous Atlanta record with 15 strikeouts in a game, a feat he accomplished twice.

Warren Spahn set the Braves franchise record of 18 Ks when the team played in Boston.