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Kyle Wright returns to Philadelphia, fuels win

Kyle Wright returns to Philadelphia, fuels win

PHILADELPHIA — A little more than three years after being rushed into the national spotlight, Kyle Wright returned to Citizens Bank Park and displayed the value of both patience and proper development.

“I think he is showing his maturity and his confidence,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “I just see a totally different guy, and I’ve been seeing that all year. That’s really good to see, because with his arsenal, he should be a very effective pitcher in this league for a long time.”

With Wright’s assistance, the Braves improved to 21-5 in June and moved within three games of the first-place Mets in the National League East. The 21 wins match the most any Braves team has recorded in a month since the team moved to Atlanta in 1966.

Adam Duvall homered and Matt Olson added two more doubles to his MLB-high total. But the key performance in this latest victory came from Wright, who scattered three hits and allowed one run over seven innings. It was a nice bounceback after he allowed 11 hits and five runs against the Cubs on June 18, then 10 hits and four runs against the Giants on June 23.

“I feel like I threw the ball well my last couple [turns], but to actually see the results, it was definitely a good one for me,” Wright said.

Wright has posted a 3.03 ERA through his first 15 starts this season, and he has completed at least six innings 11 times. The 26-year-old hurler entered this season having completed fewer than five innings in nine of 14 career starts. He has altered the trajectory of his career and shown why the Braves were so thrilled to take him with the fifth overall selection in the 2017 MLB Draft.

Some of this year’s success was foreshadowed during last year’s postseason. After making only two regular-season appearances for Atlanta, Wright was placed on the World Series roster. He struck out the only three batters he faced in a mop-up appearance in Game 2 and then keyed a Game 4 win by coming out of the bullpen with the bases…

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