The Atlanta Braves dominated the New York Yankees in a convincing 11-3 victory last night. After the Yankees had taken the lead with one run in the first inning, the Braves immediately rebounded back with a solo home run from Austin Riley, evening the score.
The Yankees responded in the second inning, adding another run to their tally, however the Braves once again responded in kind, as Nicky Lopez found the gap to bring in two of his teammates and give Atlanta the advantage. By this point, the Braves had made clear that they would not let this game slip away from them.
Marcell Ozuna and Eddie Rosario tacked on a few more runs in the third, with Lopez stealing a base and Michael Harris II driving him home. An RBI single from Orlando Arcia continued Atlanta’s momentum, as the Braves now had a commanding 7-2 lead heading into the fourth.
Max Fried silenced the Yankees for much of the remainder of the game, shrugging off the one-run first inning and eventually establishing a 6-1 lead for his teammates. Fried kept the Yankees scoreless in his final three innings on the mound, allowing the Braves lineup to add four more runs in the eighth, two coming from an Eddie Rosario homer.
Overall, the Braves had an explosive night backed by contributions from almost everyone. After being out of sync in the first inning, Max Fried settled in for a strong performance, leaning on his teammates to clinch the game. Atlanta are set for another shot at a series win in tomorrow night’s game against the Yankees, with Bryce Elder on the mound for the Braves