Michael Austin Riley was born April 2, 1997 in Memphis, Tenn. The Braves drafted Riley in the first round in 2015 (41st overall) out of DeSoto Central HS in Southaven, Miss. Riley hit 19 home runs in 408 at-bats in 2018, spending most of the season at Double-A or Triple-A. Riley hit 20 homers in 484 at-bats in 2017 at high Single-A and Double-A. He hit 20 homers (495 ABs) in 2016 and 12 homers (217 ABs) in 2015. Riley made his Triple-A debut May 7, 2018 for the Triple-A Gwinnett Stripers. Riley had two fo

Wright rocked, Riley homers as Braves lose to Rays

The Braves fell behind early on a rough day for Kyle Wright in an 8-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday in Port Charlotte, Fla.

Wright allowed two three-run home runs in the first inning and left the game after recording only two outs. Wright gave up four hits and walked two.

Matt Duffy led off the bottom of the first by striking out, but a walk, a single and a three-run homer by Brandon Lowe put the Braves in a deep hole that grew only deeper. 

After a single and a walk wrapped around another strikeout, Nate Lowe hit a three-run homer, and that was the end of the day for Wright.

Braves prospect Austin Riley hit a two-out solo homer in the first inning.

Dan Winkler and Shane Carle each gave up one run in one inning of work. Winkler allowed three hits in his inning on the mound, and Carle struck out two.

Adam Duvall was 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.

Lefty Thomas Burrows pitched the final two innings in relief, allowing no hits or runs, but he walked two.

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