Braves’ Acuna gets day off as Gwinnett loses to Jacksonville

Ronald Acuna Jr. has played two games in Triple-A. AP file photo

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Ronald Acuna Jr. has played two games in Triple-A. AP file photo

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Rehabbing Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna had a scheduled night off and did not play in the Gwinnett Stripers’ 8-2 road loss to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp on Thursday night.

Acuna, rehabbing after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last summer, was 1-for-6 (.167) in his first two games in Triple-A.

Acuna hit .283 with a .990 on-base plus slugging percentage and 24 home runs last season before injuring his ACL in July.

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The Stripers (5-10) were held to one hit over the first eight innings.

With the game tied 1-1 in the bottom of the third inning, the Jumbo Shrimp (8-7) sent nine batters to the plate and scored four runs for a 5-1 lead.

Braden Shewmake notched two of Gwinnett’s four hits, going 2-for-4. Preston Tucker went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored, and William Contreras went 1-for-4 with an RBI. Phil Gosselin went 0-for-3 with an RBI, snapping his 11-game on-base streak.

The teams play again Friday night. Tucker Davidson (0-1, 6.23 ERA) starts for the Stripers.