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Acuña's 4 hits, including HR, lead Braves past Phillies 8-1

A big win for the home opener at Truist Park

ATLANTA — ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. had four hits, including a long two-run homer that gave Atlanta the lead, and made a leaping catch to support Charlie Morton’s six strong innings, leading the Braves to an 8-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. 

Morton permitted one run and four hits. Acuña’s fifth-inning blast off Zack Wheeler traveled an estimated 456 feet, landing deep in the center-field seats behind the Braves bullpen for a 2-1 lead. 

He also had two doubles and an infield single.