Today in the A: July 28th


(AP Photo/David Goldman)

We recap a busy Friday for Atlanta sports.

Braves drop third straight game

It was another tough outing for the Braves in the second game of a four-game home series against the Dodgers. Atlanta lost 4-1, a night after losing 8-2 in the first game of the set.

Nick Markakis led the team with two hits, while pitcher Mike Foltynewicz had a tough evening, allowing all four Dodger runs.

There was some positive news for the Braves, however, as the Philadelphia Phillies lost in Cincinnati, meaning that the Phillies’ division lead over the Braves remained at two and a half games.

Falcons begin practice

The whole city breathed a sigh of relief when they saw Julio Jones out on the field Friday for the Falcons’ first day of real practices at training camp. It had previously been reported that Jones would be holding out in hopes of a new contract; however, Jones and the team were able to negotiate a revised 2018 salary, which prompted the star receiver to show up at camp.

It was also announced Friday that the Falcons would be expecting around 60,000 fans on Sunday for the team’s open practice at Mercedes Benz Stadium, a much larger figure than initially expected. The proceeds from the event will go to the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee’s capital improvement project, according to the AJC.

Coming up tonight

The Braves will try to win their first game of the series against the Dodgers, with first pitch coming at 7:10 PM ET.

Atlanta United will be north of the border tonight to take on the Montreal Impact, with action starting at 7:00 PM ET.

Jackson Stone – @tdjs_network

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