Braves Defeat Pirates Behind Max Fried’s Performance

Pittsburgh, PA – The Atlanta Braves (77-48) continued their road trip against the Pittsburgh Pirates (47-75) with a win, 6-1. Eight out of nine batters for the Braves had at least one hit.

Pitching through 8.0 innings, Braves’ starting pitcher Max Fried (12-4) was credited with the win after seven strikeouts. Fried allowed three hits and a home run from Pirates’ first baseman Michael Chavis.

The Braves had six straight hits and scored five runs in the fifth inning. Travis D’Arnaud started off the top of the fifth inning with a solo home run (13). Michael Harris II doubled and scored off a Robbie Grossman single. 

Grissom had his first career three-hit game after going 3-4 with three singles, a run and a RBI that drove in William Contreras. Grissom scored off a fielders’s choice by Dansby Swanson.

Austin Riley had a walk a hit and two RBI including an infield single that scored Ronald Acuña Jr.

The projected starters for Wednesday’s matchup include RHP Kyle Wright (15-5) for the Braves and RHP Mitch Keller (4-9) for the Pirates.

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