Max Fried sharp as Braves roll past Giants, 8-1

ATLANTA (AP) On an Atlanta team assured of its best record since 2013, Max Fried has the most wins of any Braves pitcher since 2010.

Fried can only hope that will be good enough to land a spot in Atlanta's postseason rotation.

Fried threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a strong recovery from two poor starts, Francisco Cervilli and Adam Duvall hit two-run homers and the Braves rolled to an 8-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.

At 96-60, the Braves will finish with their most wins since 2013.

Each team rested several starters one day after the Braves clinched the NL East title and the Giants were eliminated from postseason contention.

Braves manager Brian Snitker said before the game he didn't expect to alter his rotation after clinching the division. He added he will lessen the starters' workload in the regular season's final nine days.

The first evidence of the plan for Atlanta's starting pitchers came when Fried (17-6) was pulled after 65 pitches. He allowed five hits with no walks.

''He was really good, very efficient,'' Snitker said.

Fried has the most wins for an Atlanta pitcher since Tim Hudson's 17 in 2010.

Dallas Keuchel and Mike Soroka are likely members of the postseason rotation, while Fried, Mike Foltynewicz and Julio Teheran are competing for spots.

Fried allowed five runs in each of prior two starts before returning to his winning form.

''I feel great mentally and physically,'' Fried said. ''... We just want to be ready for the playoffs, whatever that takes.''

Making his third start since Tommy John surgery, right-hander Johnny Cueto (1-1) walked five while giving up four runs and two hits in four innings. He didn't allow a run over 10 innings in the first two starts of his comeback.

''I felt frustrated,'' Cueto said through a translator. ''I felt really good, really strong, but in certain situations I was frustrated because every time I would throw the ball, the ball would tail toward first base and that kind of frustrated me.''

Adeiny Hechavarria hit a two-run double in the second, when Cueto walked three. Billy Hamilton also doubled in a run.

Cervelli returned from made the most of his first start since Sept. 10 due to a cut on his left ring finger. He pushed Atlanta's lead to 6-0 with his two-run homer against Dereck Rodriguez in the fifth.

Cristhian Adames's run-scoring single in the seventh kept the Giants from suffering their second straight shutout loss.

Duvall added a two-run shot off San Coonrod in the seventh.

NO WINNING FAREWELL FOR BOCHY

San Francisco dropped to 71-81, ensuring Bruce Bochy will not have a winning record in his 25th and final season as a major league manager, the last 13 with the Giants.

''I mean, at this stage you see it coming,'' Bochy said, adding he was hoping for a winning season before injuries and other setbacks hurt the Giants.

96 AND COUNTING

The Braves also won 96 games in 2004 and 2013. They haven't won more than 96 since 2003, when they finished 101-61.

BIG DRAW

Attendance was 40,899 for Atlanta's 17th sellout.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves OF Ender Inciarte, who has missed 32 games with a right hamstring strain, is still trying to return before the end of the regular season. Snitker said it wasn't realistic for Inciarte to play in a two-game series at Kansas City that begins on Tuesday. Snitker said Inciarte may make it back at the New York Mets next weekend.

UP NEXT

Giants: Rookie RHP Logan Webb (1-2, 6.51) is to make his seventh start of the season on Sunday's final game of the series.

Braves: Keuchel (8-6, 3.63) is 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA in two career starts against the Giants.

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  • W: M. Fried (17-6)L: J. Cueto (1-1)
  • HR: ATL - F. Cervelli (2), A. Duvall (9)
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  • a-flied out for Rickard in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Cueto in the 5th
  • c-flied out for Rodriguez in the 7th
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A. Hechavarria 2B32220110.228.286.399.6857.5
J. Donaldson 3B30000103.255.377.520.8961.0
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A. Riley 1B40000011.236.288.494.782-0.5
D. Swanson SS21000210.246.324.424.7482.5
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  • a-struck out for O'Day in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Swarzak in the 8th
BATTING
  • RBI - C. Adames (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Adames (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Posey (34), C. Adames, C. Shaw
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Hechavarria (12), B. Hamilton (14)
  • HR - A. Duvall (9), F. Cervelli (2)
  • RBI - A. Hechavarria 2 (30), A. Duvall 2 (17), F. Cervelli 2 (11), B. Hamilton (15), M. Fried (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Hechavarria 2 (13), A. Duvall 2 (7), F. Cervelli 2 (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Acuna, J. Donaldson (43), A. Duvall, M. Joyce (18)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Pillar (13)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Donaldson-Hechavarria-Riley; Donaldson-Hechavarria-Riley)
  • E - F. Cervelli (3), A. Riley (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Cueto (L, 1-1)4.02445502.571.00-1.5
D. Rodriguez2.02220315.061.393.5
S. Coonrod1.01221213.461.120.0
K. Barraclough1.00001006.161.862.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Cueto (L, 1-1)4.0
D. Rodriguez2.0
S. Coonrod1.0
K. Barraclough1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Fried (W, 17-6)5.15000204.111.3518.0
D. O'Day0.20000003.381.130.0
K. Wright1.02110108.691.880.5
A. Swarzak1.00000104.241.453.5
S. Newcomb1.00000203.091.304.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Fried (W, 17-6)5.1
D. O'Day0.2
K. Wright1.0
A. Swarzak1.0
S. Newcomb1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cueto 78-39, D. Rodriguez 32-20, S. Coonrod 21-13, K. Barraclough 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cueto 5-2, K. Barraclough 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Cueto 19, D. Rodriguez 8, S. Coonrod 5, K. Barraclough 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fried 65-51, D. O'Day 7-4, K. Wright 25-16, A. Swarzak 18-11, S. Newcomb 9-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fried 8-5, D. O'Day 1-1, A. Swarzak 1-1, S. Newcomb 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Fried 20, D. O'Day 2, K. Wright 5, A. Swarzak 3, S. Newcomb 3
  • Balks - M. Fried
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Slater 1B40200020.256.356.449.8041.0
B. Posey C40100001.254.317.360.6781.0
E. Longoria 3B40000012.253.322.436.758-0.5
K. Pillar CF41100000.260.288.438.7264.0
J. Rickard LF20100000.222.313.354.6671.0
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D. Rodriguez P0000-000.172.172.172.000-
c- C. Shaw PH10000001.077.200.077.2770.0
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  • a-flied out for Rickard in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Cueto in the 5th
  • c-flied out for Rodriguez in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Acuna RF31000131.280.366.518.8840.5
A. Hechavarria 2B32220110.228.286.399.6857.5
J. Donaldson 3B30000103.255.377.520.8961.0
A. Duvall LF41121012.252.310.553.8636.5
F. Cervelli C32121110.223.308.346.6548.5
A. Riley 1B40000011.236.288.494.782-0.5
D. Swanson SS21000210.246.324.424.7482.5
B. Hamilton CF31110101.216.283.276.5595.0
M. Fried P20010012.200.267.273.5390.5
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  • a-struck out for O'Day in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Swarzak in the 8th
BATTING
  • RBI - C. Adames (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Adames (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Posey (34), C. Adames, C. Shaw
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Hechavarria (12), B. Hamilton (14)
  • HR - A. Duvall (9), F. Cervelli (2)
  • RBI - A. Hechavarria 2 (30), A. Duvall 2 (17), F. Cervelli 2 (11), B. Hamilton (15), M. Fried (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Hechavarria 2 (13), A. Duvall 2 (7), F. Cervelli 2 (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Acuna, J. Donaldson (43), A. Duvall, M. Joyce (18)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Pillar (13)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Donaldson-Hechavarria-Riley; Donaldson-Hechavarria-Riley)
  • E - F. Cervelli (3), A. Riley (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Cueto (L, 1-1)4.02445502.571.00-1.5
D. Rodriguez2.02220315.061.393.5
S. Coonrod1.01221213.461.120.0
K. Barraclough1.00001006.161.862.0
Total8.05887102---
PITCHERSIP
J. Cueto (L, 1-1)4.0
D. Rodriguez2.0
S. Coonrod1.0
K. Barraclough1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Fried (W, 17-6)5.15000204.111.3518.0
D. O'Day0.20000003.381.130.0
K. Wright1.02110108.691.880.5
A. Swarzak1.00000104.241.453.5
S. Newcomb1.00000203.091.304.0
Total9.0711060---
PITCHERSIP
M. Fried (W, 17-6)5.1
D. O'Day0.2
K. Wright1.0
A. Swarzak1.0
S. Newcomb1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Cueto 78-39, D. Rodriguez 32-20, S. Coonrod 21-13, K. Barraclough 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Cueto 5-2, K. Barraclough 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Cueto 19, D. Rodriguez 8, S. Coonrod 5, K. Barraclough 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fried 65-51, D. O'Day 7-4, K. Wright 25-16, A. Swarzak 18-11, S. Newcomb 9-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fried 8-5, D. O'Day 1-1, A. Swarzak 1-1, S. Newcomb 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Fried 20, D. O'Day 2, K. Wright 5, A. Swarzak 3, S. Newcomb 3
  • Balks - M. Fried
  • 7TH INNING
    Duvall homered to left center, Hechavarria scored18
    Adames singled to center, Pillar scored16
  • 5TH INNING
    Cervelli homered to left, Hechavarria scored06
  • 2ND INNING
    Hechavarria doubled to deep left, Hamilton and Acuna scored04
    Fried grounded out to first, Swanson scored, Hamilton to third02
    Hamilton doubled to right, Cervelli scored, Swanson to third01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Sean Newcomb pitching
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar grounded out to third
    • M. Gerber: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Gerber struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Anthony Swarzak relieved Kyle Wright
    • M. Dubon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Dubon lined out to left
    • A. Slater: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Slater struck out swinging
    • B. Posey: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Posey grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kyle Barraclough relieved Sam Coonrod
    • A. Riley: Riley flied out to center
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Swanson walked
    • B. Hamilton: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hamilton grounded out to catcher, Swanson to second
    • Matt Joyce hit for Anthony Swarzak
    • M. Joyce: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Joyce grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Kyle Wright pitching
    • K. Pillar: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Pillar singled to right
    • Mike Gerber hit for Joey Rickard
    • M. Gerber: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Gerber flied out to right
    • J. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pillar stole second, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
    • C. Adames: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Adames singled to center, Pillar scored
    • Chris Shaw hit for Dereck Rodriguez
    • C. Shaw: Strike swinging, Adames to second on catcher Cervelli throwing error, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Shaw flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Sam Coonrod pitching
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Acuna struck out looking
    • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hechavarria walked
    • J. Donaldson: Donaldson flied out to right
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Duvall homered to left center, Hechavarria scored
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cervelli struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Slater struck out looking
    • Darren O'Day relieved Max Fried
    • B. Posey: Strike looking, Ball, Posey grounded out to first
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Longoria popped out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Rodriguez Pitching:
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Swanson struck out looking
    • B. Hamilton: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Hamilton flied out to center
    • Rafael Ortega hit for Darren O'Day
    • R. Ortega: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Ortega struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • J. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Davis safe at first on 1st baseman Riley fielding error
    • C. Adames: Strike looking, Adames singled to shallow left center, Davis to second
    • Aramis Garcia hit for Johnny Cueto
    • A. Garcia: Foul, Strike looking, Garcia flied out to left
    • M. Dubon: Strike swinging, Dubon grounded into double play third to second to first, Adames out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Dereck Rodriguez pitching
    • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Ball, Hechavarria singled to left
    • J. Donaldson: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Donaldson flied out to deep right
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Ball, Duvall flied out to deep left
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cervelli homered to left, Hechavarria scored
    • A. Riley: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Riley struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • E. Longoria: Longoria lined out to shortstop
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Pillar grounded out to third
    • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Rickard grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Swanson grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Hamilton: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hamilton walked
    • M. Fried: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Fried struck out looking
    • R. Acuna: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Acuna struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • J. Cueto: Ball, Strike looking, Cueto grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Dubon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Dubon grounded out to third
    • A. Slater: Ball, Ball, Slater reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • B. Posey: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Slater to second on balk, Ball, Posey lined out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cervelli fouled out to first
    • A. Riley: Strike looking, Riley grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pillar popped out to second
    • J. Rickard: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rickard singled to right
    • J. Davis: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • C. Adames: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Adames grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cervelli walked
    • A. Riley: Riley grounded out to third, Cervelli to second
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Swanson walked
    • B. Hamilton: Strike swinging, Hamilton doubled to right, Cervelli scored, Swanson to third
    • M. Fried: Strike (foul tip), Fried grounded out to first, Swanson scored, Hamilton to third
    • R. Acuna: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Acuna walked
    • A. Hechavarria: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Hechavarria doubled to deep left, Hamilton and Acuna scored
    • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Donaldson grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • M. Dubon: Dubon lined out to right
    • A. Slater: Strike looking, Foul, Slater singled to left
    • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Posey singled to right, Slater to second
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike looking, Longoria grounded into double play third to second to first, Posey out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Cueto Pitching:
    • R. Acuna: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Acuna struck out swinging
    • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Hechavarria struck out looking
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Donaldson walked
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Duvall flied out to deep center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)