Acuña scratched from Braves’ lineup with mid-back tightness


ATLANTA (AP)Ronald Acuna Jr. was a late scratch with mid-back tightness from the Atlanta Braves’ game against the New York Mets on Thursday night.

Acuna leads the NL in runs, ranks second in stolen bases and third in homers. He was taken out of the lineup less than 20 minutes before the first pitch.

Ehire Adrianza was batting leadoff and playing right field in Acuna’s spot.

Acuna showed no signs of an injury in Wednesday’s 20-2 win over the Mets as he hit a 447-foot homer.

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