Austin Riley is hitting .308.
Photo: ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton
Photo: ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton

Braves prospect Austin Riley hits 13th home run, plays left field

Austin Riley hit his 13th home run as the Gwinnett Stripers beat Pawtucket 8-4 Friday night.

Riley played left field for the Stripers (19-16)

Adam Duvall also hit one of Gwinnett’s five home runs.  It was his 10th. Ryan LaMarre, Travis Demeritte, Andres Blanco stroked the others.

Riley is tied with Louisville’s Josh VanMeter for the International League homer lead. Riley went 2-for-5 and it hitting .308.

How long can Braves keep streaking Riley in minors?

Riley to play in outfield some

Duvall went 2-for-5 with a double, homer, and two RBIs. He has a .294 batting average.

Bryse Wilson (1-3) picked up his first win of the season, pitching six innings and allowing four runs and nine hits. Wes Parsons (two innings) and Grant Dayton (one inning) combined to pitch three scoreless innings out of the bullpen. 

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