has been leading the National League in extra-base hits, and the 21-year-old from Curacao is making history with the pace he has been on.
Albies joined Hank Aaron and Darrell Evans as the only Braves to collect 50 extra-base hits before the All-Star break.
Albies is in his first full season in the major leagues. Aaron already was in his sixth season when he had 53 extra-base hits at the All-Star break in 1959. Evans had spent parts of four seasons in the big leagues before he had 51 extra-base hits at the break in 1973.
❚ The Braves failed to sign right-hander Carter Stewart, whom they chose with the eighth overall pick in the June draft. MLB.com reported that the two sides were far apart in negotiations, apparently because the Braves were uncomfortable with what a physical exam showed about Stewart’s right wrist.
Washington’s Mark Reynolds hit a walk-off home run against Miami. The following night he drove in 10 runs to tie a club record.