Wright earns 18th win, Braves beat Giants 5-1, gain on Mets

Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson celebrates with Austin Riley, left, after hitting a two-run home...
Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson celebrates with Austin Riley, left, after hitting a two-run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)(Godofredo A. Vásquez | AP)
Published: Sep. 14, 2022 at 5:39 AM EDT
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kyle Wright earned his major league-leading 18th victory and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 5-1 to gain ground on the first-place New York Mets in the NL East.

Wright had four strikeouts as he won his fifth straight decision.

Dansby Swanson hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the third and Michael Harris II added an RBI single later that inning to support Wright.

Robbie Grossman drove in a run on a groundout for Atlanta, which moved within a half-game of the Mets in the division race.

Atlanta snapped a season-long three-game losing streak.