The Atlanta Braves opened a six-game homestand with a loss to the Boston Red Sox by a final score of 10-8 on Tuesday night in the first outing of a two game interleague set at Truist Park.
It was a tough night for Atlanta’s starting pitcher Tucker Davidson, who gave up five runs and five hits, walked one, and struck out four in just two and one third innings, then exited the game early with left forearm tightness; he’s now bound for the injured list.
The Red Sox nabbed a 5-0 lead in the first three innings, but the Braves came charging back. Freddie Freeman hit a sac fly which drove Guillermo Heredia home to tie it up at 7-7 in the bottom of the sixth.
But the Red Sox broke that tie with a three-run homer by Alex Verdugo off of Chris Martin in the top of the eighth inning; Martin was charged with the loss for Atlanta.
Freeman had two RBIs for the Braves, as did Ronald Acuna, Jr.
Hirokazu Sawamura picked up the win in relief and Matt Barnes got the save for Boston, whose offensive leaders also included Rafael Devers with a three run homer and Hunter Renfroe with a solo shot in the first, along with Xavier Bogaerts with a solo home run in the fifth.
The Braves will wrap up their series with the Red Sox this evening. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:20 pm at Truist Park. Listen on WLAQ 1410 AM or 96.9 FM; air time is 6:05 pm.