Braves’ Acuña hit by pitch from Phils’ Coonrod, leaves game

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr., who shares the major league lead with 10 home runs, left the Atlanta Braves’ game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night after being hit by a pitch.

Acuña was hit on his left hand by a 98 mph fastball from Sam Coonrod in the seventh inning. The pitch hit Acuña’s little finger on the bottom of the bat.

The Braves said X-rays on the finger were negative. Acuña is day to day with a contusion.

Acuña fell back, holding his hand in obvious pain. He was immediately escorted off the field.

Acuña missed two games in April with an abdominal strain and is hitting .313.


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