Acuña, Adrianza hit grand slams, Braves rout Pirates 20-1

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The Pirates clobbered the Pirates 20-1 on Friday night

Atlanta Braves’ Ehire Adrianza follows through on a grand slam during the eighth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, May 21, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) – Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a grand slam in the second inning off Tyler Anderson, pinch-hitter Ehire Adrianza added another slam in the eighth against position player Wilmer Difo and the Atlanta Braves homered seven times in a 20-1 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Austin Riley homered twice for his first multihomer game, and Ozzie Albies, Marcell Ozuna and Dansby Swanson also went deep for the Braves, who became the first team in major league history to have seven or more homers in a game that included two slams, according to STATS.

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