Bullpen provides relief as Braves finally beat Orioles, 7-3

ATLANTA (AP) With closer Arodys Vizcaino on the disabled list, the Braves found strong relief elsewhere.

Four relievers combined to allow one hit in four scoreless innings, giving Atlanta's bullpen an important lift as the Braves beat Baltimore 7-3 on Sunday for their first win over the Orioles in six years.

Freddie Freeman's two-run single in the first inning gave Atlanta the lead and Dansby Swanson added a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the eighth .

Left-hander A.J. Minter pitched a perfect ninth following scoreless innings from Shane Carle, Jesse Biddle and Dan Winkler in relief of Brandon McCarthy. Vizcaino was placed on the DL before the game with right shoulder inflammation.

''My job was to kind of help out Vizzy today, give him some rest,'' Minter said.

The bullpen's strong showing was especially important after Braves relievers allowed nine runs and 10 hits on Friday night with Vizcaino unavailable.

''Those guys in the bullpen stepped up big,'' said Braves manager Brian Snitker. ''... They couldn't have done any better.''

Baltimore won the first two games of the series and swept the last set between the teams in 2015. Atlanta ended a stretch of seven straight losses to the Orioles since 2012.

McCarthy (6-3) overcame home runs by pinch-hitter Mark Trumbo and Trey Mancini to allow three runs in five innings.

Mancini, back in the lineup after missing three starts with a stiff neck, led off the third with his 10th homer . Despite Sunday's loss, Mancini said winning the series from the Braves was the last-place Orioles' best showing since winning three of four at the Yankees in early April.

''This series down here felt like us again, I'd say for the first time really since the New York series early in the year in the Bronx,'' Mancini said.

Trumbo hit a two-run homer beyond the reach of center fielder Ender Inciarte in the fifth. Trumbo has five homers in his last seven games.

Charlie Culberson doubled in two runs and Nick Markakis also had a run-scoring double in the third as Atlanta took a 5-1 lead. Swanson's homer off Brad Brach landed inside the left-field foul pole.

The Braves took a 2-0 lead before David Hess (2-4) recorded an out. Hess walked Enter Inciarte, who moved to third on Ozzie Albies' double. Both scored on Freeman's single to left field.

Hess gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks in four innings - his third straight start allowing five runs.

Albies had three hits, giving him nine for the series.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: Trumbo did not start due to a sore right knee, a recurrence of a problem that surfaced in May. Trumbo is expected to be back in the lineup on Monday.

Braves: Vizcaino hadn't appeared in a game since June 17 against the Mets. ... Tyler Flowers remained in the game after being hit on his helmet with a pitch from Mike Wright Jr. in the fifth.

SUNNY

McCarthy was well-rested for a day game. Those were prime conditions for success for the 34-year-old right-hander.

McCarthy began the day 2-0 with a 2.82 ERA in four day games this season, compared to a 5.79 ERA in 10 night starts. He was making his first start since June 15, and he was 2-0 with a 2.76 ERA in his previous three starts with at least six days rest.

ACUNA UPDATE

OF Ronald Acuna Jr. (left knee sprain) likely will spend at least one more day on his rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett. Snitker said the Braves are ''still kind of evaluating'' Acuna to ''make sure he's healed. He feels he is.'' Acuna has been on the DL four weeks, since May 28.

ROSTER MOVES

The Braves selected the contract of right-hander Evan Phillips from Triple-A Gwinnett, where he was 4-4 with a 2.31 ERA in 26 games, all in relief. INF Phil Gosselin was designated for assignment to create a spot for Phillips on the 40-man roster.

UP NEXT

Orioles: RHP Andrew Cashner (2-7, 4.72) will try to end a streak of three straight losing decisions when Baltimore returns home to face Seattle on Monday night.

Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (right triceps tightness) is expected to come off the DL to start Monday night's opening game of a three-game series against the Reds.

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  • W: B. McCarthy (6-3)L: D. Hess (2-4)
  • HR: BAL - M. Trumbo (8), T. Mancini (10), ATL - D. Swanson (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Rasmus RF40100010.171.237.286.5230.5
A. Jones CF30100021.294.319.455.7742.0
M. Machado SS40000002.301.371.558.9290.0
D. Valencia 3B40100011.282.348.448.7960.5
C. Davis 1B40000012.151.230.242.472-0.5
J. Schoop 2B40000000.204.249.352.6010.0
T. Mancini LF21211100.225.298.376.6748.0
A. Wynns C31000002.192.192.308.5001.0
D. Hess P10000000.000.333.000.3330.0
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M. Wright P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Peterson PH10000000.202.319.336.6550.0
B. Brach P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-homered for Hess in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for M. Wright in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Inciarte CF41000102.252.313.352.6652.0
O. Albies 2B42300000.264.307.492.7997.0
F. Freeman 1B40120022.327.415.565.9802.0
N. Markakis RF41210011.328.392.490.8825.5
T. Flowers C21000112.240.382.390.7722.5
D. Santana LF40000004.222.300.333.6330.0
C. Culberson 3B40120031.267.314.443.7572.5
A. Minter P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Camargo SS-3B41200001.244.359.440.7993.0
B. McCarthy P20100010.103.103.172.2761.5
S. Carle P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- R. Flaherty PH10000001.256.342.349.6910.0
J. Biddle P0000-0001.0001.0002.000.000-
D. Winkler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Swanson PH-SS11121000.244.294.429.7237.0
  • a-popped out for Carle in the 6th
  • b-homered for Winkler in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Jones (19)
  • HR - T. Mancini (10), M. Trumbo (8)
  • RBI - T. Mancini (22), M. Trumbo 2 (22)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Trumbo 2 (8)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Markakis 2 (25), C. Culberson (7), B. McCarthy (2)
  • HR - D. Swanson (7)
  • RBI - F. Freeman 2 (53), N. Markakis (49), C. Culberson 2 (18), D. Swanson 2 (28)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Culberson 2 (7), D. Swanson 2 (18)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - O. Albies (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Schoop-Machado-Davis)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Camargo-Freeman; Camargo-Freeman)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Hess (L, 2-4)4.07552405.441.48-5.0
M. Wright3.02000305.361.768.5
B. Brach1.02220113.901.77-0.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Hess (L, 2-4)4.0
M. Wright3.0
B. Brach1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. McCarthy (W, 6-3)5.05330524.921.4616.5
S. Carle (H, 11)1.01000002.041.082.0
J. Biddle (H, 1)1.00001002.631.132.0
D. Winkler (H, 14)1.00000002.640.953.0
A. Minter1.00000003.191.393.0
PITCHERSIP
B. McCarthy (W, 6-3)5.0
S. Carle (H, 11)1.0
J. Biddle (H, 1)1.0
D. Winkler (H, 14)1.0
A. Minter1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - D. Hess
  • HBP - M. Wright (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hess 93-63, M. Wright 38-25, B. Brach 22-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hess 6-2, M. Wright 3-2, B. Brach 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Hess 21, M. Wright 11, B. Brach 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Winkler (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. McCarthy 74-50, S. Carle 9-8, J. Biddle 8-4, D. Winkler 16-10, A. Minter 13-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. McCarthy 3-7, S. Carle 1-1, J. Biddle 2-0, D. Winkler 3-0, A. Minter 1-2
  • Batters Faced - B. McCarthy 20, S. Carle 3, J. Biddle 3, D. Winkler 4, A. Minter 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Rasmus RF40100010.171.237.286.5230.5
A. Jones CF30100021.294.319.455.7742.0
M. Machado SS40000002.301.371.558.9290.0
D. Valencia 3B40100011.282.348.448.7960.5
C. Davis 1B40000012.151.230.242.472-0.5
J. Schoop 2B40000000.204.249.352.6010.0
T. Mancini LF21211100.225.298.376.6748.0
A. Wynns C31000002.192.192.308.5001.0
D. Hess P10000000.000.333.000.3330.0
a- M. Trumbo PH11121000.268.324.484.8087.0
M. Wright P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Peterson PH10000000.202.319.336.6550.0
B. Brach P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-homered for Hess in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for M. Wright in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Inciarte CF41000102.252.313.352.6652.0
O. Albies 2B42300000.264.307.492.7997.0
F. Freeman 1B40120022.327.415.565.9802.0
N. Markakis RF41210011.328.392.490.8825.5
T. Flowers C21000112.240.382.390.7722.5
D. Santana LF40000004.222.300.333.6330.0
C. Culberson 3B40120031.267.314.443.7572.5
A. Minter P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Camargo SS-3B41200001.244.359.440.7993.0
B. McCarthy P20100010.103.103.172.2761.5
S. Carle P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- R. Flaherty PH10000001.256.342.349.6910.0
J. Biddle P0000-0001.0001.0002.000.000-
D. Winkler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Swanson PH-SS11121000.244.294.429.7237.0
Total34711712814-----
  • a-popped out for Carle in the 6th
  • b-homered for Winkler in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Jones (19)
  • HR - T. Mancini (10), M. Trumbo (8)
  • RBI - T. Mancini (22), M. Trumbo 2 (22)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Trumbo 2 (8)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Markakis 2 (25), C. Culberson (7), B. McCarthy (2)
  • HR - D. Swanson (7)
  • RBI - F. Freeman 2 (53), N. Markakis (49), C. Culberson 2 (18), D. Swanson 2 (28)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Culberson 2 (7), D. Swanson 2 (18)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - O. Albies (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Schoop-Machado-Davis)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Camargo-Freeman; Camargo-Freeman)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Hess (L, 2-4)4.07552405.441.48-5.0
M. Wright3.02000305.361.768.5
B. Brach1.02220113.901.77-0.5
Total8.01177281---
PITCHERSIP
D. Hess (L, 2-4)4.0
M. Wright3.0
B. Brach1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. McCarthy (W, 6-3)5.05330524.921.4616.5
S. Carle (H, 11)1.01000002.041.082.0
J. Biddle (H, 1)1.00001002.631.132.0
D. Winkler (H, 14)1.00000002.640.953.0
A. Minter1.00000003.191.393.0
Total9.0633152---
PITCHERSIP
B. McCarthy (W, 6-3)5.0
S. Carle (H, 11)1.0
J. Biddle (H, 1)1.0
D. Winkler (H, 14)1.0
A. Minter1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - D. Hess
  • HBP - M. Wright (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hess 93-63, M. Wright 38-25, B. Brach 22-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hess 6-2, M. Wright 3-2, B. Brach 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Hess 21, M. Wright 11, B. Brach 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Winkler (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. McCarthy 74-50, S. Carle 9-8, J. Biddle 8-4, D. Winkler 16-10, A. Minter 13-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. McCarthy 3-7, S. Carle 1-1, J. Biddle 2-0, D. Winkler 3-0, A. Minter 1-2
  • Batters Faced - B. McCarthy 20, S. Carle 3, J. Biddle 3, D. Winkler 4, A. Minter 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Swanson homered to left, Camargo scored37
  • 5TH INNING
    Trumbo homered to center, Wynns scored35
  • 3RD INNING
    Culberson doubled to right center, Markakis and Flowers scored15
    Markakis doubled to deep right, Albies scored13
    Mancini homered to left12
  • 1ST INNING
    Freeman singled to left, Inciarte and Albies scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • A.J. Minter pitching
    • D. Valencia: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Valencia fouled out to first
    • C. Davis: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Davis grounded out to third
    • J. Schoop: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Schoop popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Dan Winkler relieved Jesse Biddle
    • Jace Peterson hit for Mike Wright
    • J. Peterson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Peterson grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Rasmus: Ball, Ball, Foul, Rasmus grounded out to first
    • A. Jones: Ball, Jones hit by pitch
    • M. Machado: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Machado grounded into fielder's choice to third, Jones out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brad Brach pitching
    • D. Santana: Foul, Santana fouled out to left
    • C. Culberson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Culberson struck out swinging
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Strike swinging, Camargo singled to center
    • Dansby Swanson hit for Dan Winkler
    • D. Swanson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Swanson homered to left, Camargo scored
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Inciarte grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jesse Biddle pitching
    • J. Schoop: Schoop grounded out to second
    • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mancini walked
    • A. Wynns: Wynns grounded into double play shortstop to first, Mancini out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Wright Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Strike swinging, Albies grounded out to first
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • N. Markakis: Markakis doubled to left
    • T. Flowers: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Flowers grounded out to first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Shane Carle relieved Brandon McCarthy
    • M. Machado: Foul, Strike swinging, Machado flied out to deep center
    • D. Valencia: Foul, Valencia singled to center
    • C. Davis: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Davis grounded into double play shortstop to first, Valencia out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Wright Pitching:
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Camargo singled to left
    • Ryan Flaherty hit for Shane Carle
    • R. Flaherty: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Flaherty popped out to shortstop
    • E. Inciarte: Inciarte grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Camargo out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • B. McCarthy Pitching:
    • J. Schoop: Foul, Schoop popped out to shortstop
    • T. Mancini: Foul, Mancini singled to deep right
    • A. Wynns: Foul, Ball, Wynns reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Mancini out at second
    • Mark Trumbo hit for David Hess
    • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Trumbo homered to center, Wynns scored
    • C. Rasmus: Ball, Ball, Rasmus singled to shallow right center
    • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Mike Wright pitching
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Markakis struck out looking
    • T. Flowers: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Flowers hit by pitch
    • D. Santana: Ball, Santana lined out to right
    • C. Culberson: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Culberson struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • B. McCarthy Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Jones doubled to left
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Machado lined out to right
    • D. Valencia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Valencia struck out looking
    • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis flied out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hess Pitching:
    • B. McCarthy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, McCarthy struck out looking
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Inciarte grounded out to pitcher
    • O. Albies: Albies singled to right
    • F. Freeman: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Freeman grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • B. McCarthy Pitching:
    • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Mancini homered to left
    • A. Wynns: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Wynns flied out to left
    • D. Hess: Hess lined out to second
    • C. Rasmus: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rasmus struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hess Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Ball, Foul, Foul, Albies singled to right
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Albies stole second
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Markakis doubled to deep right, Albies scored
    • T. Flowers: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Flowers walked
    • D. Santana: Foul, Ball, Santana flied out to left, Markakis to third, Flowers to second
    • C. Culberson: Strike swinging, Culberson doubled to right center, Markakis and Flowers scored
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Camargo grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • B. McCarthy Pitching:
    • D. Valencia: Ball, Valencia grounded out to third
    • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Schoop grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hess Pitching:
    • C. Culberson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Culberson struck out swinging
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Camargo grounded out to shortstop
    • B. McCarthy: Strike looking, Ball, McCarthy doubled to deep right center
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Inciarte flied out to shallow left
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • B. McCarthy Pitching:
    • C. Rasmus: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rasmus popped out to shortstop
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
    • M. Machado: Machado flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hess Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Inciarte walked
    • O. Albies: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Albies singled to left, Inciarte to third, Albies to second
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Freeman singled to left, Inciarte and Albies scored
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Freeman to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Markakis grounded out to first, Freeman to third
    • T. Flowers: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Flowers struck out swinging
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Santana grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)