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Braves' Austin Riley: Five RBI on Tuesday
Riley went 3-for-6 with one triple, one homer, five RBI and one run scored in Tuesday's 9-7 extra-innings win over the Red Sox.
The All-Star third baseman filled the stat sheet Tuesday with a home run, a triple, and five RBI. The home run was Riley's first since July 29, and the strong performance helped propel Atlanta to the victory over the Red Sox. Tuesday's effort bolsters Riley's MVP case, as he improved to an NL-leading 255 total bases on the season.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Signs decade-long extension
Riley signed a 10-year, $212 million contract extension with Atlanta on Monday.
Riley has followed up a stellar 2021 season with an even better campaign, as he's established himself as a potential National League MVP candidate by producing a .301/.360/.604 slash line to go with 29 home runs, 68 RBI and 61 runs through 436 plate appearances. Atlanta will keep the 25-year-old in the fold through 2032, and perhaps another year should the team exercise a $20 million club option for 2033. With Riley under contract for the next decade, he'll man the hot corner and occupy a prominent spot in Atlanta's batting order for years to come.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Ends July with more XBH
Riley went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Diamondbacks.
Riley ended a spectacular July in style, bringing home Matt Olson on a walkoff two-bagger in the bottom of the ninth. He finished with a .423 average and 26 extra-base hits (11 home runs and 15 doubles) in 26 games on the month, breaking the previous franchise record (25) established by Hall of Famer Hank Aaron in July 1961.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Powers offense in win
Riley went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI during Friday's 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
The 25-year-old saw his 18-game hit streak come to an end after going 0-for-4 versus the Phillies on Wednesday, and he responded Friday by clubbing three extra-base hits. Riley has been one of the best hitters in the majors this year with a .299/.360/.603 slash line, 29 doubles, 29 home runs and 67 RBI in 99 games.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Hitting streak reaches 18 games
Riley went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a walk, an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Phillies.
Riley wasted little time in extending his hitting streak to 18 games, as he took a first-pitch strike from Aaron Nola in his first plate appearance of the night before sending a fastball to deep left center to score Dansby Swanson on a double. The 25-year-old added another two-bagger later in the night to give him four in the past two days. Riley, who will start at third base and bat cleanup in Wednesday's series finale, is beginning to vault himself into the National League MVP conversation while he's arguably been the majors' top hitter over the past month.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Crushes three hits, homer
Riley went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional run in a 7-2 win against the Angels on Saturday.
Riley did his damage early with singles in the first and third innings and a two-run home run in the fourth to bring home Atlanta's final two runs of the game. The 25-year-old has opened the second half strong with two multi-hit games and two extra-base hits to raise his line to .292/.353/.586 with 28 home runs, 58 runs and 63 RBI.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Blasts 27th homer
Riley went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a double in Saturday's 6-3 win over Washington.
After being added to the National League All-Star team earlier Saturday as a replacement for the Cardinals' Nolan Arenado, Riley celebrated the occasion by going yard for the second game in a row. Riley has now produced six home runs in his last eight games, bringing his total to 27 for the season. He trails only the Phillies' Kyle Schwarber (29) for the National League lead in the category.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Power surge continues
Riley went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Friday's 8-4 win over the Nationals.
Riley's gone yard eight times in 15 games in July, slashing a blistering .403/.439/.871 over that stretch with 17 RBI, and he now sits two homers behind Kyle Schwarber's 28 for the National League lead while pacing the NL in total bases with 201. After initially being snubbed for the All-Star Game, Riley was named a replacement for Nolan Arenado (back).... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Swats homer No. 25
Riley went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Mets.
His took Drew Smith deep in the eighth inning, but Atlanta was in a 7-1 hole at that point. Riley has homered in four of the last five games and seven times through 13 contests in July, giving the third baseman 25 long balls on the season to go with a .284/.348/.568 slash line, 52 runs and 58 RBI in 88 contests.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Homers in third straight game
Riley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Mets.
The third baseman spoiled Max Scherzer's shutout bid by going yard in the seventh inning, but it was the only offense Atlanta generated on the night. Riley is notoriously streaky, but he's locked in right now -- he's hit safely in seven straight games and has homered in three straight, boosting his slash line on the season to .282/.348/.564 with 24 home runs, 51 runs and 57 RBI through 86 contests.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Racks up three hits Sunday
Riley went 3-for-6 with a home run, three RBI and a strikeout during Sunday's extra-innings win over the Nationals.
Riley had a strong day at the plate Sunday that was highlighted by a game-tying home run in the bottom of the eighth inning followed by a walkoff single in the bottom of the 12th. The 25-year-old has been on a tear recently with multi-hit performances in all but two of his last 11 appearances. During that time, he's hit .489 with five homers, five doubles, 13 RBI and 11 runs.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Knocks three hits, homer
Riley went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, a double and an additional RBI in a 7-1 win against the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Riley contributed to a five-run first with a two-run home run. He followed up with a single in the third and a run-scoring double in the fourth to chase St. Louis starter Andre Pallante. The 25-year-old has been scorching of late, batting 12-for-24 with three doubles and three home runs over his last six games. The long ball was Riley's 21st, putting him on pace to surpass last season's career high of 33.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Reaches 20 homers
Riley went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Reds.
Dansby Swanson has received a lot of attention in recent weeks, and deservedly so, but Riley has also played a big part in Atlanta's surge with his steady bat. Riley now has seven hits in his last three games -- including two home runs -- and is slashing .263/.334/.527 for the season. His 38 extra-base hits are tied for third in the National League.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Slugs 19th homer
Riley went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, three RBI and a walk in Friday's 9-1 win over the Reds.
The third baseman got Atlanta on the board with a two-run blast off Mike Minor in the first inning, giving Max Fried and the Atlanta bullpen all the run support they would need on the night. Riley snapped a 12-game homer drought with the performance, but on the season he's still batting .260 with 19 long balls and 46 RBI through 76 contests.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 240 lbs|
|Birthplace: Memphis, TN|
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