Braves Baseball: Fried Strikes Out 13 and Albies Hits a 3-Run Homer to Power Atlanta Past Red Sox

BOSTON — Max Fried struck out a career-high 13 batters in seven strong innings, Ozzie Albies hit a tiebreaking three-run homer, and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Tuesday night.

Atlanta Braves pitcher Max Fried delivered an impressive performance during the game at Fenway Park in Boston. Fried allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits while working seven innings, showcasing his pitching prowess once again.

“I felt like I had a really good feel for the slider, and my curveball was probably the best that it’s been all year,” Fried commented on his performance. “I just was relying on really those two pitches and just making some adjustments. It’s not normally my thing, but I’ll definitely take it.”

Fried’s stellar performance included striking out the side in the first inning and not allowing a hit until Dominic Smith homered in the third. Errors by first baseman Smith in the first inning helped the Braves secure an early lead.

After tying the game at 3-all in the fifth inning, the Braves took the lead in the sixth when Albies hit a three-run homer against Kutter Crawford. Albies’ homer was a highlight of the game, bringing cheers from the Atlanta fans in attendance.

The Braves further extended their lead in the seventh inning when Orlando Arcia hit a solo shot, contributing to the team’s victory over the Red Sox. The game also marked the return of Braves left-hander Chris Sale to Fenway Park, where he received a warm welcome from fans.

In other news, Jamie Westbrook, who recently made his big league debut, made his first start in the majors playing second base. The Braves made roster moves, signing veteran INF Brian Anderson and placing LHP Tyler Matzek on the injured list.

The Braves will face the Red Sox again in the finale of the series, with RHP Spencer Schwellenbach taking on RHP Nick Pivetta in the upcoming game. Stay tuned for more exciting baseball action.

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