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Austin Riley dedicates HR to former Braves hitting instructor who died in crash

During Atlanta’s series win over Tampa Bay this weekend, Braves third baseman Austin Riley returned to form and crushed a home run in all three games.

His blast in the eighth inning on Sunday carried extra meaning as he pointed to the sky to honor a mentor and friend.

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Riley learned early Sunday morning that former Braves hitting instructor Mike Brumley had died in a car crash overnight. He was 61.