Braves pitcher Kyle Wright. (Curtis Compton photo)

Braves blank Cardinals

Kyle Wright pitched two innings, allowing two hits and striking out three. Lefty Kolby Allard added another two scoreless frames, with Kyle Muller and Joey Wentz following suit.

Wright likely won’t open with the big league club, but his development could put him on track to make an impact sooner rather than later. He made his MLB debut last season out of the bullpen.

Luke Jackson rebounded from his four-run performance Sunday, tossing a clean inning.

Ronald Acuna and Ozzie Albies each went 0-for-2 with a walk. Charlie Culberson was hit by a pitch.

The Braves host the Tigers on Thursday, with more regulars expected to play. Dansby Swanson and Josh Donaldson are set to debut Friday.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.