Braves' Acuna set for major league debut

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With runners on the corners in the ninth, Camargo lined a pitch from Dylan Floro off the glove of Reds shortstop Cliff Pennington that enabled Ozzie Albies to score.

Every Atlanta starter except catcher Kurt Suzuki had at least one hit, including pitcher Sean Newcomb, who also was enjoying watching and being part of the youth movement. Minter worked a ideal ninth, striking out one, to earn the save.

According to multiple published reports, Ronald Acuna will be called up to the majors today, joining the Braves for tonight's game at Cincinnati.

While a corresponding roster move has not been announced, Acuna will likely take over as the Braves' left fielder for Preston Tucker, who's hit just.254/.289/.465 in 28 games this season. He went 1-for-5 with a single and scored a run in his big-league debut. Speaking of Newcomb, he gave up all four runs on five hits while walking three and striking out seven, not factoring in the decision. He struck out four.

Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 4: J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer, and Chris Sale (2-1) won for the first time in three starts, allowing three runs and four hits in six innings to improve to 5-1 in eight games at Toronto. He did not record a strikeout.

White Sox 6, Royals 3 • Matt Davidson hit two of Chicago's five home runs in the first six innings in a win at Kansas City.

Atlanta scored a run in the first on a Nick Markakis single and another run in the second inning on Acuna's solo homer.

The Yankees were held hitless through five innings and trailed 3-0 before Aaron Hicks' sacrifice fly in the seventh.

Cardinals 4, Mets 3: Dexter Fowler hit a winning single in the 13th off Paul Sewald (0-1), and Tommy Pham had four hits and scored twice in the Cardinals' win over NY in St. Louis. Nola was sharp once again his latest effort, holding the Pirates to only two runs in seven innings, leading to his second win.

The Reds added a run when Scott Schebler lined to center fielder Inciarte, who made the catch. After Freddie Freeman led off with a double - one of his three hits - against reliever Wandy Peralta (1-1), Acuna rapped a two-out RBI double to right.

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