Recapping Braves performances from 2023 MLB All-Star game

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For the first time in nearly a decade, the National League won the All-Star game. It snapped a nine-game losing streak to the American League in a 3-2 victory at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. With a franchise record eight players in the contest, here are what those Braves did:

Ronald Acuna Jr.

Leading off the game, the runaway MVP for the NL smoked the first pitch and nearly lifted it out of the park in right field, but Rangers outfielder Adolis Garcia stole glory from Braves Country. Acuna finished 0-for-2 with a strikeout.

Sean Murphy:

Like Acuna, Murphy was also robbed of extra bases, but this time it was Randy Arozarena in right field. However, Murphy would get him back, throwing out the Rays’ superstar in the first inning at second. Murphy would also finish hitless with a strikeout.

Matt Olson:

Freddie Freeman got the start, but Matt Olson came into the game during the fifth inning for a spectacular moment — an all-Braves infield. Olson struck out in his only at-bat, but he did have a nice defensive play.

Ozzie Albies:

Appearing in his third All-Star game, the fun-loving second baseman entered in the fifth with Olson but didn’t record a hit in his two at-bats.

Orlando Arcia:

In his first ever All-Star game, Arcia enjoyed the magical moment with his teammates in the fifth inning but also didn’t record a hit, striking out once in two trips to the plate.

Austin Riley:

Thank the lord for Riley! He was the only Braves player to reach base, and he did so on a hard-hit single off Orioles reliever Yennier Cano. He also had a couple of nice defensive plays in his second All-Star game.

Spencer Strider and Bryce Elder:

Despite being two of the best-performing starters in the National League, neither Braves pitcher threw after starting over the weekend in Tampa Bay.

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