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Freeman Exits Game With Wrist Injury In Braves Win

May 18th, 2017 at 12:26 AM
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By The Sports Xchange

ATLANTA รข?? The Atlanta Braves have scored 27 runs in taking three straight Interleague games against the Toronto Blue Jays, but the latest victory may have been costly.

Freddie Freeman, who leads the National League with 14 homers, was forced to leave Atlanta’s 8-4 victory on Wednesday after being hit in the inside of the left wrist by a fastball from Blue Jays reliever Aaron Loup in the fifth inning.

The Braves announced after the game that X-rays of Freeman’s wrist were inconclusive and that the first baseman would have more tests on Thursday.

Kurt Suzuki hit a three-run homer to cap a six-run first inning for the Braves, but his thoughts were with Freeman afterward.

“That’s the No. 1 thing,” Suzuki said. “A win is a win. We’ll take it. But we’re kind of looking at the big picture. When your best player goes down, and he’s hit in kind of a freak spot, you’re just hoping for the best.”

The loss of Freeman for any length of time would be costly for the Braves, who have won five of six games to get their record to 16-21.

Freeman, who is batting .341, missed considerable time in 2015 dealing with a right wrist injury.

“When the best hitter in the game goes out, it really (stinks),” said Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz, who worked six innings for the victory.

Freeman was the seventh batter hit by the Blue Jays in the three games, and things got testy late in the game.

The Braves were upset about Freeman being hit,…

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