Max Fried allowed one run over six innings to help the Atlanta Braves to a 4-2 win against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers in the rubber match of their three-game series on Sunday afternoon.
Fried (3-3) gave up six hits, struck out four and did not walk a batter.
Ehire Adrianza had two hits, Ender Inciarte drove in two runs and Abraham Almonte and Ozzie Albies each contributed RBI doubles for the Braves.
Dodgers starter Trevor Bauer (6-4) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. He struck out seven and walked four.
Albert Pujols had two hits, including a solo homer, and drove in both runs for Los Angeles.
Dansby Swanson singled to lead off the second. Almonte then came up and hit a one-hop double off the wall in center to score Swanson for a 1-0 lead.
The Braves moved ahead 2-0 in the third when Freddie Freeman walked with two outs and scored on a double by Albies, his 19th double of the season.
Fried retired the first 10 batters in order before Justin Turner doubled down the left-field line with one out in the fourth. Fried struck out Chris Taylor, but Pujols dropped a two-out single into shallow right to score Turner and make it 2-1.
The Braves put their first two runners on base in the sixth before Inciarte grounded a single up the middle with one out to make it 3-1.
Inciarte added a sacrifice fly in the eighth to make it 4-1.
A.J. Minter relieved Fried with two on and no outs in the seventh and retired three straight batters. Chris Martin pitched a scoreless eighth for the Braves, and Will Smith worked the ninth, giving up a solo homer to Pujols before completing his 11th save.
Max Muncy, who leads the Dodgers with 13 home runs, did not start for the second straight game because of a sprained right ankle that occurred in Friday’s game. He pinch-hit for Bauer in the seventh with runners on first and second and two out and flew out to right.
–Field Level Media