Swanson hits 2 HRs, drives in 7 as Braves beat Brewers 8-1

ATLANTA (AP) — Dansby Swanson hit a grand slam and a two-run shot and drove in a career-high seven runs to lead the Atlanta Braves to an 8-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.

Swanson had three hits, including his second career grand slam in the seventh off John Curtiss.

The grand slam bounced off the foul pole in left field and came only nine days after his first career grand slam on July 22 against Philadelphia.

“It’s kind of wild, isn’t it?” Swanson said. “It makes me feel like a kid again... I had never hit a grand slam in my baseball life. To have two in 10 days is special.”

Swanson has set a career high with 20 homers.

Swanson broke a 1-all tie with a two-run homer in the sixth, one pitch after it appeared he struck out. His run-scoring single in the fourth tied the game at 1-1.

After Adam Duvall led off the sixth with a single off Brandon Woodruff, Swanson took a 2-2 pitch.

Home plate umpire CB Bucknor called the pitch a ball as Swanson took a half step toward the dugout, believing he struck out.

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