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Atlanta Braves standout Ronald Acuna Jr. (back) scratched from lineup

Jun 29, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) singles against the New York Mets during the fifth inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. was scratched shortly before Thursday night’s game against the visiting New York Mets due to mid-back tightness.

Ehire Adrianza moved into the starting lineup in Acuna’s leadoff spot and played right field.

The 23-year-old Acuna entered Thursday ranked third in the National League with 22 homers. He leads the league with 63 runs scored and is tied for second with 16 steals.

Acuna smacked a 447-foot homer on Wednesday when Atlanta mauled the Mets 20-2.

–Field Level Media