The Atlanta Braves beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Tuesday evening in the opener of a two-game interleague series at Fenway Park in Boston. That was the fourth straight win for the Braves, who are now back at .500.
Charlie Morton picked up the win after giving up just one unearned run and three hits, walking two, and striking out nine over seven innings. Will Smith was credited with the save. Garrett Richards took the loss.
The Red Sox struck first when Rafael Devers was hit by a pitch, which sent Enrique Hernandez to home plate in the bottom of the first. The Braves tied the game on an RBI double by Marcell Ozuna and broke that tie when Ozzie Albies grounded into a fielder’s choice in the top of the third. Unfortunately, Ozuna was injured upon sliding into third base as Freddie Freeman scored the tie-breaking run.
Atlanta added insurance on an RBI double off the bat of Ronald Acuna Jr. in the top of the sixth inning.
The Braves improved to 24-24 on the ’21 season and are now a game behind the first-place New York Mets in the NL East. They’ll wrap up their series in Boston versus the Red Sox tonight at 7:10 pm. The game will be broacast on WLAQ 1410 AM and 96.9 FM; air time is 5:55 pm.