Foltynewicz, Freeman power Braves past Marlins, 7-2

ATLANTA (AP) Mike Foltzynewicz is learning how to put bad starts behind him and focus on what's next.

It hasn't been easy.

''That's the big key,'' he said. ''You don't really want to keep going downhill after a bad start. I make it a goal after every rough outing to come back out better than ever the next time. I take pride on that, coming out and being consistent.''

Foltynewicz had a career-high 11 strikeouts, Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 on Saturday night.

Miami led 1-0 in the sixth when Giancarlo Stanton slugged his 36th homer, most in the majors. One night after homering twice, Stanton crushed Foltynewicz's fastball deep into the seats in the left field , but the Braves took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the inning on Freeman's RBI single and Nick Markakis' RBI double.

Freeman hit his 20th homer and Brandon Phillips had a two-run single in a five-run seventh.

Foltynewicz (10-6) struck out eight of the first 12 batters he faced. He allowed four hits and one run in 6 1/3 innings and did not issue a walk for the first time in 15 starts.

Freeman can see Foltynewicz maturing, not letting his attitude turn sour as easily as it did earlier in his career.

''He's not letting one little pitch or one that doesn't go his way affect him the whole start,'' Freeman said. ''It's been big for us and big for him. He's changing his game right now.''

The Braves have won each of Foltynewicz's last seven home starts. He's 5-0 with a 2.43 ERA over that stretch. His previous career high in strikeouts was 10 .

''Folty was on his game tonight,'' said Stanton, who added an RBI double in the eighth. ''He was throwing hard, mixing his slider good. We let an inning get out of hand and we lost.''

Dan Straily (7-8) lost his fourth straight start, allowing five hits, two runs, one walk and striking out seven in 5 2/3 innings.

Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino earned a save for the second straight night, relieving Luke Jackson with the bases loaded in the ninth and retiring the two batters he faced.

GONE CARLO

Major League Baseball's Statcast said Stanton's homer would have gone a distance of 446 feet unimpeded with an exit velocity of 110 mph off the bat. He needs two homers to pass his career high of 37 in 2012 and 2014. Stanton is easily within reach of the club record, which Gary Sheffield set with 42 homers in 1996, but manager Don Mattingly needs more production from other batters. ''The only guy really driving any runs in is G,'' Mattingly said. ''He's swinging the bat good. He's hitting about everything they're throwing up there.''

STREAKS

The Marlins have dropped two straight after winning nine of 13. They had won four straight series, their best streak since August-September 2015. ... The Braves had gone 0-4-1 in series play since sweeping Arizona after the All-Star break.

FRIED GETS THE CALL

LHP Max Fried said he ''was shocked and surprised'' that the big league club promoted him from Double-A Mississippi because he's struggled this season with a blister. The 23-year-old, a career starter in the minors, will pitch out of the bullpen. Fried, the No. 7 overall draft pick of 2012, was traded from San Diego to Atlanta in December 2014, four months after having Tommy John surgery.

UP NEXT

Marlins: RHP Jose Urena (9-5, 3.82 ERA) was sharp in last start, allowing one run in eight innings of a 1-0 loss to Washington. In four career starts and three relief appearances against Atlanta, Urena is 0-3 with an 8.10 ERA.

Braves: RHP Lucas Sims (0-1, 4.50) will make his second career start. Sims, one of the organization's top pitching prospects, was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett earlier this week.

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  • W: M. Foltynewicz (10-6)L: D. Straily (7-8)S: A. Vizcaino (5)
  • HR: MIA - G. Stanton (36), ATL - F. Freeman (20)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. Gordon 2B41100010.297.340.362.7021.5
G. Stanton RF41221010.277.370.610.9798.5
C. Yelich CF40100031.281.361.437.798-0.5
M. Ozuna LF40000021.307.365.549.915-1.0
J. Realmuto C40200010.303.364.480.8442.5
D. Dietrich 3B40200011.241.318.393.7111.5
T. Telis 1B40100012.174.167.304.4710.5
M. Rojas SS40000014.301.365.354.719-0.5
D. Straily P20000020.027.053.027.080-1.0
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D. McGowan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- I. Suzuki PH10000000.233.297.308.6050.0
B. Ellington P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Moore PH10000003.230.265.443.7080.0
  • a-grounded out for McGowan in the 8th
  • b-popped out for Ellington in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Inciarte CF42100103.295.341.392.7346.0
B. Phillips 3B41120012.288.330.426.7563.5
F. Freeman 1B42241010.317.418.6421.06010.5
N. Markakis RF40110010.283.367.397.7642.5
K. Suzuki C40100011.261.337.521.8581.5
M. Adams LF30000012.277.322.524.846-0.5
J. Motte P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Peterson PH10100000.194.281.274.5551.0
L. Jackson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Vizcaino P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Camargo SS21000212.297.332.462.7932.5
O. Albies 2B31100102.143.333.357.6903.0
M. Foltynewicz P10000011.031.031.031.063-0.5
S. Freeman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- L. Adams PH-LF10100000.286.324.457.7812.0
  • a-singled for Motte in the 8th
  • b-hit a sacrifice bunt for Freeman in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Stanton (24), J. Realmuto (19)
  • HR - G. Stanton (36)
  • RBI - G. Stanton 2 (79)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Stanton 2 (19)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Markakis (26), K. Suzuki (7), L. Adams (3)
  • HR - F. Freeman (20)
  • SH - M. Foltynewicz (7), L. Adams
  • RBI - B. Phillips 2 (41), F. Freeman 4 (45), N. Markakis (54)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Inciarte (14)
FIELDING
  • E - E. Inciarte (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Straily (L, 7-8)5.25221703.771.195.5
H. Cervenka0.203330012.461.85-6.0
D. McGowan0.22220013.181.15-4.0
B. Ellington1.02000008.472.531.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Straily (L, 7-8)5.2
H. Cervenka0.2
D. McGowan0.2
B. Ellington1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Foltynewicz (W, 10-6)6.141101113.941.3828.5
S. Freeman (H, 4)0.20000103.661.450.5
J. Motte1.02110103.951.170.5
L. Jackson0.13000003.821.33-3.0
A. Vizcaino (S, 5)0.20000002.451.127.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Foltynewicz (W, 10-6)6.1
S. Freeman (H, 4)0.2
J. Motte1.0
L. Jackson0.1
A. Vizcaino (S, 5)0.2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 94-63, H. Cervenka 23-8, D. McGowan 12-7, B. Ellington 26-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 4-6, H. Cervenka 2-0, D. McGowan 2-0, B. Ellington 1-2
  • Batters Faced - D. Straily 23, H. Cervenka 5, D. McGowan 4, B. Ellington 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 99-67, S. Freeman 6-4, J. Motte 19-14, L. Jackson 14-9, A. Vizcaino 6-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 4-4, S. Freeman 1-0, J. Motte 1-1, A. Vizcaino 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 23, S. Freeman 2, J. Motte 5, L. Jackson 4, A. Vizcaino 2
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. Gordon 2B41100010.297.340.362.7021.5
G. Stanton RF41221010.277.370.610.9798.5
C. Yelich CF40100031.281.361.437.798-0.5
M. Ozuna LF40000021.307.365.549.915-1.0
J. Realmuto C40200010.303.364.480.8442.5
D. Dietrich 3B40200011.241.318.393.7111.5
T. Telis 1B40100012.174.167.304.4710.5
M. Rojas SS40000014.301.365.354.719-0.5
D. Straily P20000020.027.053.027.080-1.0
H. Cervenka P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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B. Ellington P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Moore PH10000003.230.265.443.7080.0
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  • a-grounded out for McGowan in the 8th
  • b-popped out for Ellington in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Inciarte CF42100103.295.341.392.7346.0
B. Phillips 3B41120012.288.330.426.7563.5
F. Freeman 1B42241010.317.418.6421.06010.5
N. Markakis RF40110010.283.367.397.7642.5
K. Suzuki C40100011.261.337.521.8581.5
M. Adams LF30000012.277.322.524.846-0.5
J. Motte P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Peterson PH10100000.194.281.274.5551.0
L. Jackson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Vizcaino P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Camargo SS21000212.297.332.462.7932.5
O. Albies 2B31100102.143.333.357.6903.0
M. Foltynewicz P10000011.031.031.031.063-0.5
S. Freeman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- L. Adams PH-LF10100000.286.324.457.7812.0
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  • a-singled for Motte in the 8th
  • b-hit a sacrifice bunt for Freeman in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Stanton (24), J. Realmuto (19)
  • HR - G. Stanton (36)
  • RBI - G. Stanton 2 (79)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Stanton 2 (19)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Markakis (26), K. Suzuki (7), L. Adams (3)
  • HR - F. Freeman (20)
  • SH - M. Foltynewicz (7), L. Adams
  • RBI - B. Phillips 2 (41), F. Freeman 4 (45), N. Markakis (54)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Inciarte (14)
FIELDING
  • E - E. Inciarte (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Straily (L, 7-8)5.25221703.771.195.5
H. Cervenka0.203330012.461.85-6.0
D. McGowan0.22220013.181.15-4.0
B. Ellington1.02000008.472.531.0
Total8.0977471---
PITCHERSIP
D. Straily (L, 7-8)5.2
H. Cervenka0.2
D. McGowan0.2
B. Ellington1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Foltynewicz (W, 10-6)6.141101113.941.3828.5
S. Freeman (H, 4)0.20000103.661.450.5
J. Motte1.02110103.951.170.5
L. Jackson0.13000003.821.33-3.0
A. Vizcaino (S, 5)0.20000002.451.127.0
Total9.09220131---
PITCHERSIP
M. Foltynewicz (W, 10-6)6.1
S. Freeman (H, 4)0.2
J. Motte1.0
L. Jackson0.1
A. Vizcaino (S, 5)0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 94-63, H. Cervenka 23-8, D. McGowan 12-7, B. Ellington 26-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 4-6, H. Cervenka 2-0, D. McGowan 2-0, B. Ellington 1-2
  • Batters Faced - D. Straily 23, H. Cervenka 5, D. McGowan 4, B. Ellington 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 99-67, S. Freeman 6-4, J. Motte 19-14, L. Jackson 14-9, A. Vizcaino 6-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 4-4, S. Freeman 1-0, J. Motte 1-1, A. Vizcaino 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 23, S. Freeman 2, J. Motte 5, L. Jackson 4, A. Vizcaino 2
  • 8TH INNING
    Stanton doubled to deep center, Gordon scored, Stanton to third on center fielder Inciarte fielding error27
  • 7TH INNING
    Freeman homered to left center, Inciarte and Phillips scored17
    Phillips singled to left center, Camargo and Albies scored, Inciarte to second14
  • 6TH INNING
    Markakis doubled to left center, Freeman scored12
    Freeman singled to left center, Inciarte scored11
    Stanton homered to left center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Luke Jackson pitching
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ball, Ozuna lined out to center
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Realmuto singled to center
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Dietrich singled to left center, Realmuto to second
    • T. Telis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Telis singled to left center, Realmuto to third, Dietrich to second
    • Arodys Vizcaino relieved Luke Jackson
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rojas reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Realmuto out at home, Dietrich to third, Telis to second
    • Tyler Moore hit for Brian Ellington
    • T. Moore: Strike looking, Ball, Moore popped out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jason Motte pitching
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas flied out to center
    • Ichiro Suzuki hit for Dustin McGowan
    • Lane Adams in left
    • I. Suzuki: Ichiro Suzuki facing Jason Motte
    • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Suzuki grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Gordon: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Stanton doubled to deep center, Gordon scored, Stanton to third on center fielder Inciarte fielding error
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brian Ellington relieved Ichiro Suzuki
    • Jace Peterson hit for Jason Motte
    • J. Peterson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peterson singled to left center
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Camargo reached on fielder's choice to second, Peterson out at second
    • O. Albies: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Albies flied out to left
    • L. Adams: Foul, Adams doubled to left, Camargo to third
    • E. Inciarte: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Inciarte flied out to deep center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Ozuna grounded out to second
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Realmuto doubled to left center
    • Sam Freeman relieved Mike Foltynewicz
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • T. Telis: Ball, Telis grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • H. Cervenka Pitching:
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Camargo walked
    • O. Albies: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Albies walked, Camargo to second
    • Lane Adams hit for Sam Freeman
    • L. Adams: Adams hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Camargo to third, Albies to second
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Inciarte walked
    • Dustin McGowan relieved Hunter Cervenka
    • B. Phillips: Phillips singled to left center, Camargo and Albies scored, Inciarte to second
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Freeman homered to left center, Inciarte and Phillips scored
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Markakis grounded out to second
    • K. Suzuki: Ball, Suzuki grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (5 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • D. Straily: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Straily struck out swinging
    • D. Gordon: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Strike swinging, Stanton homered to left center
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Yelich struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Inciarte singled to right center
    • B. Phillips: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Inciarte stole second, Foul, Strike swinging, Phillips struck out swinging
    • F. Freeman: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Freeman singled to left center, Inciarte scored
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Markakis doubled to left center, Freeman scored
    • K. Suzuki: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Suzuki flied out to center
    • Hunter Cervenka relieved Dan Straily
    • M. Adams: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Adams grounded out to first
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Realmuto grounded out to second
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dietrich singled to center
    • T. Telis: Ball, Telis flied out to right
    • M. Rojas: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Rojas flied out to right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • M. Adams: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • J. Camargo: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Camargo walked
    • O. Albies: Pickoff attempt, Albies flied out to left
    • M. Foltynewicz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foltynewicz struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Stanton struck out on foul tip
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Yelich struck out looking
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ozuna struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • F. Freeman: Strike swinging, Freeman flied out to deep right
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Markakis struck out swinging
    • K. Suzuki: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Suzuki struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
    • D. Straily: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Straily struck out looking
    • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gordon grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Albies singled to center
    • M. Foltynewicz: Pickoff attempt, Foltynewicz hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Albies to second
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Inciarte flied out to deep center, Albies to third
    • B. Phillips: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Phillips grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Dietrich flied out to center
    • T. Telis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Telis struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Markakis grounded out to first
    • K. Suzuki: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Suzuki doubled to shallow left
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Adams grounded out to pitcher, Suzuki to third
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Camargo struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Gordon flied out to center
    • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Stanton grounded out to second
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Yelich singled to center
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ozuna struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Straily Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Inciarte flied out to center
    • B. Phillips: Ball, Foul, Phillips flied out to right
    • F. Freeman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)