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Rookie Strider fans 16 for Braves record in 3-0 win over Rox

Spencer Strider
Posted at 8:03 PM, Sep 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-01 22:03:58-04

ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Spencer Strider set an Atlanta record with 16 strikeouts while allowing only two hits in eight innings to lead the Braves to a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rockies.

Austin Riley and rookie Michael Harris II hit home runs for Atlanta.

Strider logged his longest career start. He did not walk a batter.

Hall of Famer John Smoltz held the previous Atlanta record with 15 strikeouts against the New York Mets on April 10, 2005 and against Montreal on May 24, 1992.

The Braves remained three games behind the NL East-leading New York Mets.