Braves beat Rays 5-2 for seventh straight road win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Atlanta Braves' franchise record of consecutive zeroes is over. Their winning streak, however, is still going.

Nick Markakis' three-run homer provided the offense and the Braves stretched their streak of consecutive shutout innings on the road to 34 before it ended in the eighth inning of a 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.

Wilson Ramos' two-run single with two outs in the eighth put an end to the streak, but the NL-East leading Braves won for the seventh straight time on the road. They have outscored opponents 41-6 in those seven wins.

''It's fun to know, especially as a pitcher, that the team is doing the best it's done in a long time,'' said Julio Teheran, who pitched six shutout innings. ''We're having fun here and we can see the difference, especially me, being on the team for six years.''

The streak of 34 scoreless innings is the longest for the Braves in the modern era (after 1900), according to the Elias Sports Bureau, surpassing the 30 consecutive innings by Atlanta's staff in July 1992.

Teheran (3-1) struck out seven in six shutout innings, the third time in four starts that the right-hander has not given up a run.

''He kind of picked up where he left off the other day,'' manager Brian Snitker said. ''There is an overall crispness to everything he's doing.''

Arodys Vizcaino pitched the ninth for his sixth save in seven opportunities.

Markakis' homer capped a four-run third inning against Rays starter Ryan Yarbrough that gave the Braves with a 5-0 lead. It was the seventh homer of the season for Markakis, who hit only eight in 670 plate appearances last year.

''It's been a while,'' said Markakis, who is hitting .338. ''But I'm just seeing the ball really well. The timing is really good, and I'm looking for pitches and not missing them.''

Ender Inciarte, who came into the game in an 0-for-19 slump, drove in Atlanta's first run with a single, the first of his two hits.

Ramos' single extended his hitting streak to 16 games, the longest active streak in the majors.

Yarbrough (2-2) gave up five runs and six hits while striking out seven in five innings for the Rays, who have lost three straight.

''Obviously what stands out is the Markakis home run,'' Yarbrough said. ''In that situation, I threw something that he could do some damage with. It was supposed to be a fastball away and it stayed in. Missed the spot. Just not executing.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves: SS Dansby Swanson (left wrist inflammation) is eligible to come off the disabled list Monday, but is not yet swinging a bat.

Rays: SS Adeiny Hechevarria, who left Tuesday's game early with a left eye contusion, was out of the lineup but will play Friday, manager Kevin Cash said. ... RHP Nathan Eovaldi (right elbow surgery) struck out three in two innings in his second rehab start for Class A Charlotte, throwing 32 pitches and giving up one run on two hits. The Rays have not ruled out Eovaldi's return by the end of the month.

UP NEXT

Braves: Mike Foltynewicz (2-2) will pitch Thursday night's opener of a four-game series in Miami.

Rays: RHP Jake Faria (3-1) will pitch in Baltimore on Friday night in the opener of an 11-game road trip.

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  • W: J. Teheran (3-1)L: R. Yarbrough (2-2)S: A. Vizcaino (6)
  • HR: ATL - N. Markakis (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
O. Albies 2B41100001.283.319.579.8982.0
R. Acuna LF31000030.302.351.566.9170.5
F. Freeman 1B30010020.301.406.519.9250.0
N. Markakis RF42231000.338.419.554.97310.0
J. Bautista DH40000011.188.350.250.600-0.5
T. Flowers C40000021.200.200.200.400-1.0
E. Inciarte CF40210000.253.304.315.6197.0
J. Camargo SS30000022.184.311.447.758-1.0
C. Culberson 3B31100011.195.267.268.5351.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Span LF51100012.240.364.390.7541.5
    C. Cron DH41200010.264.317.465.7822.5
    M. Duffy 3B30200100.297.333.376.7104.0
    B. Miller 1B-2B40000036.221.307.377.683-1.5
    W. Ramos C40120024.313.364.485.8492.0
    J. Wendle 2B30000013.273.330.409.739-0.5
    a- R. Refsnyder PH-1B10000002.167.342.267.6090.0
    C. Gomez RF40000001.195.248.344.5920.0
    M. Smith CF40100030.326.407.421.8280.5
    D. Robertson SS40100011.289.433.470.9030.5
    • a-flied out for Wendle in the 8th
    BATTING
    • HR - N. Markakis (7)
    • SF - F. Freeman (2)
    • RBI - F. Freeman (26), N. Markakis 3 (28), E. Inciarte (13)
    • 2-Out RBI - E. Inciarte (5)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Duffy (5), M. Smith (5)
    • RBI - W. Ramos 2 (18)
    • 2-Out RBI - W. Ramos 2 (9)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - E. Inciarte 2 (15)
    FIELDING
    • E - R. Acuna
    • PB - T. Flowers
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Teheran (W, 3-1)6.04000703.141.1627.5
    S. Freeman1.00000203.521.244.0
    P. Moylan0.12221103.752.33-4.5
    A. Minter (H, 6)0.21000102.301.47-0.5
    A. Vizcaino (S, 6)1.01000101.621.209.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Teheran (W, 3-1)6.0
    S. Freeman1.0
    P. Moylan0.1
    A. Minter (H, 6)0.2
    A. Vizcaino (S, 6)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Yarbrough (L, 2-2)5.06550714.301.092.5
    M. Andriese2.00000203.921.117.0
    A. Kittredge1.00000205.631.504.0
    S. Romo1.00000006.231.853.0
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Yarbrough (L, 2-2)5.0
    M. Andriese2.0
    A. Kittredge1.0
    S. Romo1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Teheran 93-62, S. Freeman 16-9, P. Moylan 28-19, A. Minter 12-8, A. Vizcaino 12-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Teheran 4-8, A. Vizcaino 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Teheran 23, S. Freeman 3, P. Moylan 4, A. Minter 3, A. Vizcaino 4
    PITCHING
    • HBP - R. Yarbrough (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Yarbrough 79-52, M. Andriese 26-18, A. Kittredge 11-7, S. Romo 13-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Yarbrough 3-5, M. Andriese 2-2, A. Kittredge 1-0, S. Romo 1-2
    • Batters Faced - R. Yarbrough 22, M. Andriese 6, A. Kittredge 3, S. Romo 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    ATL21-14
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    O. Albies 2B41100001.283.319.579.8982.0
    R. Acuna LF31000030.302.351.566.9170.5
    F. Freeman 1B30010020.301.406.519.9250.0
    N. Markakis RF42231000.338.419.554.97310.0
    J. Bautista DH40000011.188.350.250.600-0.5
    T. Flowers C40000021.200.200.200.400-1.0
    E. Inciarte CF40210000.253.304.315.6197.0
    J. Camargo SS30000022.184.311.447.758-1.0
    C. Culberson 3B31100011.195.267.268.5351.5
    Total3256510116-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. Span LF51100012.240.364.390.7541.5
      C. Cron DH41200010.264.317.465.7822.5
      M. Duffy 3B30200100.297.333.376.7104.0
      B. Miller 1B-2B40000036.221.307.377.683-1.5
      W. Ramos C40120024.313.364.485.8492.0
      J. Wendle 2B30000013.273.330.409.739-0.5
      a- R. Refsnyder PH-1B10000002.167.342.267.6090.0
      C. Gomez RF40000001.195.248.344.5920.0
      M. Smith CF40100030.326.407.421.8280.5
      D. Robertson SS40100011.289.433.470.9030.5
      Total36282011219-----
      HITTERSAB
      D. Span LF5
      C. Cron DH4
      M. Duffy 3B3
      B. Miller 1B-2B4
      W. Ramos C4
      J. Wendle 2B3
      a- R. Refsnyder PH-1B1
      C. Gomez RF4
      M. Smith CF4
      D. Robertson SS4
      Total36
      • a-flied out for Wendle in the 8th
      BATTING
      • HR - N. Markakis (7)
      • SF - F. Freeman (2)
      • RBI - F. Freeman (26), N. Markakis 3 (28), E. Inciarte (13)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Inciarte (5)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Duffy (5), M. Smith (5)
      • RBI - W. Ramos 2 (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - W. Ramos 2 (9)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - E. Inciarte 2 (15)
      FIELDING
      • E - R. Acuna
      • PB - T. Flowers
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Teheran (W, 3-1)6.04000703.141.1627.5
      S. Freeman1.00000203.521.244.0
      P. Moylan0.12221103.752.33-4.5
      A. Minter (H, 6)0.21000102.301.47-0.5
      A. Vizcaino (S, 6)1.01000101.621.209.5
      Total9.08221120---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Teheran (W, 3-1)6.0
      S. Freeman1.0
      P. Moylan0.1
      A. Minter (H, 6)0.2
      A. Vizcaino (S, 6)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Yarbrough (L, 2-2)5.06550714.301.092.5
      M. Andriese2.00000203.921.117.0
      A. Kittredge1.00000205.631.504.0
      S. Romo1.00000006.231.853.0
      Total9.06550111---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Yarbrough (L, 2-2)5.0
      M. Andriese2.0
      A. Kittredge1.0
      S. Romo1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Teheran 93-62, S. Freeman 16-9, P. Moylan 28-19, A. Minter 12-8, A. Vizcaino 12-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Teheran 4-8, A. Vizcaino 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Teheran 23, S. Freeman 3, P. Moylan 4, A. Minter 3, A. Vizcaino 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - R. Yarbrough (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Yarbrough 79-52, M. Andriese 26-18, A. Kittredge 11-7, S. Romo 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Yarbrough 3-5, M. Andriese 2-2, A. Kittredge 1-0, S. Romo 1-2
      • Batters Faced - R. Yarbrough 22, M. Andriese 6, A. Kittredge 3, S. Romo 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Ramos singled to left, Span and Cron scored, Duffy to second52
      • 3RD INNING
        Markakis homered to right center, Albies and Acuna scored50
        Freeman hit sacrifice fly to left, Culberson scored20
      • 2ND INNING
        Inciarte singled to center, Markakis scored, Inciarte to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Sergio Romo relieved Andrew Kittredge
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bautista flied out to center
        • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Flowers grounded out to pitcher
        • E. Inciarte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Inciarte flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Arodys Vizcaino relieved A.J. Minter
        • C. Gomez: Strike swinging, Gomez flied out to left
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Robertson reached on an infield single to third
        • D. Span: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Span grounded out to first
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Andrew Kittredge relieved Matt Andriese
        • R. Acuna: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Acuna struck out swinging
        • F. Freeman: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Freeman struck out looking
        • N. Markakis: Markakis grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Peter Moylan relieved Sam Freeman
        • D. Robertson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
        • D. Span: Span singled to left
        • C. Cron: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cron singled to shallow right center, Span to second
        • M. Duffy: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Duffy walked, Span to third, Cron to second
        • A.J. Minter relieved Peter Moylan
        • B. Miller: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
        • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ramos singled to left, Span and Cron scored, Duffy to second
        • Rob Refsnyder hit for Joey Wendle
        • R. Refsnyder: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Refsnyder flied out to center
        • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Andriese Pitching:
        • J. Camargo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Camargo lined out to left
        • C. Culberson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Culberson struck out on foul tip
        • O. Albies: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Albies grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Sam Freeman relieved Julio Teheran
        • J. Wendle: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Wendle struck out looking
        • C. Gomez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gomez flied out to deep right
        • M. Smith: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Matt Andriese relieved Ryan Yarbrough
        • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Bautista grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Flowers: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Flowers struck out looking
        • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Inciarte fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cron lined out to right
        • M. Duffy: Duffy singled to center
        • B. Miller: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
        • W. Ramos: Ramos grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
        • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Acuna struck out swinging
        • F. Freeman: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
        • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Markakis grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • C. Gomez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Gomez grounded out to second
        • M. Smith: Ball, Smith doubled to shallow right
        • D. Robertson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Robertson fouled out to right
        • D. Span: Span grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
        • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Ball, Inciarte singled to center
        • J. Camargo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Camargo struck out swinging
        • C. Culberson: Ball, Inciarte stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Culberson lined out to left
        • O. Albies: Albies fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • C. Cron: Strike looking, Cron singled to left
        • M. Duffy: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Duffy doubled to deep left, Cron to third
        • B. Miller: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Miller struck out looking
        • W. Ramos: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Ramos struck out on foul tip
        • J. Wendle: Foul, Wendle grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
        • C. Culberson: Foul, Culberson singled to center
        • O. Albies: Albies singled to left, Culberson to second
        • R. Acuna: Foul, Ball, Acuna hit by pitch, Culberson to third, Albies to second
        • F. Freeman: Freeman hit sacrifice fly to left, Culberson scored
        • N. Markakis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Markakis homered to right center, Albies and Acuna scored
        • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out swinging
        • T. Flowers: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Flowers struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • M. Smith: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
        • D. Robertson: Foul, Robertson lined out to right
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Span flied out to left
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
        • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Markakis reached on an infield single to second
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Bautista popped out to third
        • T. Flowers: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Flowers grounded out to first, Markakis to second
        • E. Inciarte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Inciarte singled to center, Markakis scored, Inciarte to second
        • J. Camargo: Ball, Inciarte stole third, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Camargo struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • B. Miller: Ball, Miller safe at first on left fielder Acuna fielding error
        • W. Ramos: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul tip, Ramos struck out on foul tip
        • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Wendle fouled out to third
        • C. Gomez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Miller to third on passed ball, Gomez fouled out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • R. Yarbrough Pitching:
        • O. Albies: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Albies grounded out to third
        • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Acuna struck out looking
        • F. Freeman: Ball, Freeman lined out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Teheran Pitching:
        • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
        • C. Cron: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cron struck out looking
        • M. Duffy: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Duffy flied out to right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)