Acuna injured in a tumble, Braves beat Red Sox 7-1

BOSTON (AP) High-flying rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. took quite a tumble.

Acuna went sprawling after beating out an infield hit in the seventh inning, exiting with knee and lower back pain Sunday as the Atlanta Braves beat the Boston Red Sox 7-1.

''We haven't really gotten any reports except just that he's sore,'' manager Brian Snitker said. ''He's being looked at, so we'll know more.''

Acuna waved his arms ''safe'' as he crossed the bag before his left foot gave out. The 20-year-old outfielder walked off the diamond slowly, passing on a wheel chair that was rolled out for him.

''You really didn't have to say much when you heard all the `oohs' and `aahs' from the crowd when they showed the replay,'' winning pitcher Mike Foltynewicz said.

Acuna also walked and scored a run before leaving.

Foltynewicz took a no-hit bid into the sixth and went seven innings. Tyler Flowers hit a three-run homer off Red Sox ace Chris Sale (5-2), salvaging the finale of a three-game interleague series.

It was just the Braves' second win in six games, and fourth in their last 14 games at Fenway Park. Boston had won six of seven.

Foltynewicz (4-3) gave up one run on three hits, striking out seven and walking three.

Sale (5-2) was tagged for six runs in 4 1/3 innings. He hadn't allowed more than three in all 11 of his previous starts this season.

''I put my guys in a bad spot today, I really did,'' he said.

Red Sox star Mookie Betts was a late scratch with left side tightness. Betts entered the day leading the majors with a .359 average and was tied with the Angels' Mike Trout with 17 homers.

''Probably won't play Monday,'' manager Alex Cora said. ''(He) felt it during batting practice.''

Flowers' homer - a drive over the Green Monster - made it 3-0 in the second. It was his second homer in his third career at-bat against Sale - his former teammate with the White Sox.

The Braves chased Sale with three runs in the fifth. Freddie Freeman, the last batter he faced, had a two-run double.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: Cora originally had 2B Dustin Pedroia out of the lineup, but inserted him in the cleanup spot and at second when Betts was scratched. Pedroia made his season debut Saturday after offseason left knee surgery. Pedroia was hitless in three at-bats and is 0 for 7 this year.

NICE JUMP

Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies made a leaping grab of Xander Bogaerts' hard liner in the sixth, getting it barely at the top of his glove while at full extension.

''I told him that was probably the play of the day, save of the day,'' Foltynewicz said. ''He just jumped and all-of-a-sudden the ball was like a magnet right into his glove.''

ALUMNI FUN

Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez gave up a two-run homer to Julio Lugo, that caromed off a billboard above the Monster in a Red Sox alumni game before the contest.

''It was a straight fastball. I fell behind on the count and laid it in there, but I didn't expect him to hit it out, but he did,'' Martinez said.

It was the club's first alumni game in 25 years.

UP NEXT

Braves: LHP Max Fried (0-2, 6.00 ERA) is slated to start the opener and RHP Brandon McCarthy (5-2, 4.67) the nightcap of a doubleheader at home against the Mets on Monday.

Red Sox: LHP David Price (4-4, 4.08) looks to keep a solid run going against Toronto in the opener of a three-game series Monday. He's 2-0 with a 2.21 ERA in his last three starts.

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  • W: M. Foltynewicz (4-3)L: C. Sale (5-2)
  • HR: ATL - T. Flowers (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
O. Albies 2B50000031.268.315.545.861-1.5
R. Acuna RF31100120.265.326.453.7792.0
P. Tucker PR-LF11100000.278.313.456.7682.0
F. Freeman 1B40120101.325.424.541.9655.0
N. Markakis LF-RF41000104.340.409.512.9212.0
K. Suzuki DH51310011.264.326.457.7845.5
E. Inciarte CF50100005.259.317.361.6782.0
T. Flowers C31131122.286.407.429.8358.0
D. Swanson SS21000211.275.322.423.7452.5
C. Culberson 3B41100013.204.271.296.5671.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Benintendi CF31100101.283.373.492.8654.0
    X. Bogaerts SS30000112.280.333.517.8510.5
    M. Moreland 1B40110012.319.389.6551.0443.5
    D. Pedroia 2B30000113.000.222.000.2220.5
    R. Devers DH40100021.233.292.425.7171.0
    E. Nunez 3B40000012.243.261.359.620-0.5
    B. Swihart LF30000121.139.244.167.4110.0
    S. Leon C30000023.222.279.286.565-1.0
    J. Bradley RF30100000.181.270.278.5481.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Freeman (13), K. Suzuki (7), E. Inciarte (7)
      • HR - T. Flowers (2)
      • RBI - F. Freeman 2 (38), K. Suzuki (19), T. Flowers 3 (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Suzuki (11)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Benintendi (13), R. Devers (10)
      • 3B - M. Moreland (2)
      • RBI - M. Moreland (26)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Moreland (6)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Swanson-Albies-Freeman)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Bradley
      • PB - S. Leon (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Foltynewicz (W, 4-3)7.03113702.551.2827.5
      A. Minter1.01001202.571.622.0
      A. Vizcaino1.00000102.381.063.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Foltynewicz (W, 4-3)7.0
      A. Minter1.0
      A. Vizcaino1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Sale (L, 5-2)4.15663812.760.96-3.0
      B. Johnson2.21001004.671.414.0
      H. Velazquez2.03112202.151.361.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Sale (L, 5-2)4.1
      B. Johnson2.2
      H. Velazquez2.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 113-71, A. Minter 17-9, A. Vizcaino 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 7-6, A. Vizcaino 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 26, A. Minter 5, A. Vizcaino 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sale 91-59, B. Johnson 30-20, H. Velazquez 38-23
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sale 3-2, B. Johnson 4-4, H. Velazquez 2-2
      • Batters Faced - C. Sale 21, B. Johnson 10, H. Velazquez 11
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      O. Albies 2B50000031.268.315.545.861-1.5
      R. Acuna RF31100120.265.326.453.7792.0
      P. Tucker PR-LF11100000.278.313.456.7682.0
      F. Freeman 1B40120101.325.424.541.9655.0
      N. Markakis LF-RF41000104.340.409.512.9212.0
      K. Suzuki DH51310011.264.326.457.7845.5
      E. Inciarte CF50100005.259.317.361.6782.0
      T. Flowers C31131122.286.407.429.8358.0
      D. Swanson SS21000211.275.322.423.7452.5
      C. Culberson 3B41100013.204.271.296.5671.5
      Total36796161018-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        A. Benintendi CF31100101.283.373.492.8654.0
        X. Bogaerts SS30000112.280.333.517.8510.5
        M. Moreland 1B40110012.319.389.6551.0443.5
        D. Pedroia 2B30000113.000.222.000.2220.5
        R. Devers DH40100021.233.292.425.7171.0
        E. Nunez 3B40000012.243.261.359.620-0.5
        B. Swihart LF30000121.139.244.167.4110.0
        S. Leon C30000023.222.279.286.565-1.0
        J. Bradley RF30100000.181.270.278.5481.0
        Total30141041015-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - F. Freeman (13), K. Suzuki (7), E. Inciarte (7)
          • HR - T. Flowers (2)
          • RBI - F. Freeman 2 (38), K. Suzuki (19), T. Flowers 3 (8)
          • 2-Out RBI - K. Suzuki (11)
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Benintendi (13), R. Devers (10)
          • 3B - M. Moreland (2)
          • RBI - M. Moreland (26)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Moreland (6)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Swanson-Albies-Freeman)
          FIELDING
          • E - J. Bradley
          • PB - S. Leon (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Foltynewicz (W, 4-3)7.03113702.551.2827.5
          A. Minter1.01001202.571.622.0
          A. Vizcaino1.00000102.381.063.5
          Total9.04114100---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Foltynewicz (W, 4-3)7.0
          A. Minter1.0
          A. Vizcaino1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Sale (L, 5-2)4.15663812.760.96-3.0
          B. Johnson2.21001004.671.414.0
          H. Velazquez2.03112202.151.361.0
          Total9.09776101---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Sale (L, 5-2)4.1
          B. Johnson2.2
          H. Velazquez2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 113-71, A. Minter 17-9, A. Vizcaino 13-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 7-6, A. Vizcaino 1-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 26, A. Minter 5, A. Vizcaino 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sale 91-59, B. Johnson 30-20, H. Velazquez 38-23
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sale 3-2, B. Johnson 4-4, H. Velazquez 2-2
          • Batters Faced - C. Sale 21, B. Johnson 10, H. Velazquez 11
          • 9TH INNING
            Suzuki reached on an infield single to shortstop, Tucker scored, Markakis to second71
          • 6TH INNING
            Moreland tripled to deep right, Benintendi scored61
          • 5TH INNING
            Freeman doubled to deep right center, Culberson and Acuna scored, Freeman to third60
            Culberson singled to right, Swanson scored, Culberson to second on right fielder Bradley fielding error40
          • 2ND INNING
            Flowers homered to left, Markakis and Suzuki scored30
          • 9TH INNING
            • H. Velazquez Pitching:
            • O. Albies: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Albies struck out swinging
            • P. Tucker: Foul, Tucker singled to left
            • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Freeman walked, Tucker to second
            • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Markakis reached on fielder's choice to first, Tucker to third, Freeman out at second
            • K. Suzuki: Suzuki reached on an infield single to shortstop, Tucker scored, Markakis to second
            • E. Inciarte: Ball, Ball, Inciarte flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Arodys Vizcaino relieved A.J. Minter
            • R. Devers: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Devers grounded out to first
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Nunez popped out to second
            • B. Swihart: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Swihart struck out looking
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Hector Velazquez relieved Brian Johnson
            • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Suzuki doubled to deep left
            • E. Inciarte: Ball, Inciarte flied out to center
            • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Flowers struck out swinging
            • D. Swanson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Swanson walked
            • C. Culberson: Ball, Culberson grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A.J. Minter relieved Mike Foltynewicz
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Bradley singled to right center
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Benintendi fouled out to left
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts walked, Bradley to second
            • M. Moreland: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
            • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pedroia struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • B. Johnson Pitching:
            • O. Albies: Foul, Albies flied out to left
            • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Acuna reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • Preston Tucker ran for Ronald Acuna
            • F. Freeman: Ball, Foul, Ball, Freeman grounded out to second, Tucker to second
            • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike looking, Markakis grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
            • R. Devers: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Devers doubled to deep center
            • E. Nunez: Foul, Strike looking, Nunez popped out to first
            • B. Swihart: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Swihart struck out swinging
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Leon grounded out to second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • B. Johnson Pitching:
            • E. Inciarte: Inciarte flied out to left
            • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Flowers walked
            • D. Swanson: Strike swinging, Swanson flied out to left
            • C. Culberson: Strike looking, Culberson lined out to left
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
            • J. Bradley: Bradley grounded out to second
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Benintendi doubled to left center
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts lined out to second
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Moreland tripled to deep right, Benintendi scored
            • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Ball, Pedroia flied out to right
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 5TH INNING
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • D. Swanson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Swanson walked
            • C. Culberson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Swanson to second on passed ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Culberson singled to right, Swanson scored, Culberson to second on right fielder Bradley fielding error
            • O. Albies: Strike looking, Strike looking, Albies grounded out to second, Culberson to third
            • R. Acuna: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Acuna walked
            • F. Freeman: Freeman doubled to deep right center, Culberson and Acuna scored, Freeman to third
            • Brian Johnson relieved Chris Sale
            • N. Markakis: Markakis grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Suzuki: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Suzuki grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
            • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez grounded out to pitcher
            • B. Swihart: Strike looking, Foul, Swihart grounded out to first
            • S. Leon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • N. Markakis: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Markakis grounded out to second
            • K. Suzuki: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Suzuki struck out swinging
            • E. Inciarte: Inciarte doubled to deep left
            • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Flowers struck out looking
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
            • M. Moreland: Moreland grounded out to first
            • D. Pedroia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pedroia lined out to right
            • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Devers struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • O. Albies: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Albies struck out swinging
            • R. Acuna: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Acuna struck out on foul tip
            • F. Freeman: Freeman grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Bradley grounded out to first
            • A. Benintendi: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Benintendi walked
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Bogaerts grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Benintendi out at second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Markakis walked
            • K. Suzuki: Ball, Suzuki singled to shallow left center, Markakis to second
            • E. Inciarte: Inciarte popped bunt out to third
            • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Flowers homered to left, Markakis and Suzuki scored
            • D. Swanson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
            • C. Culberson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Culberson struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
            • D. Pedroia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pedroia walked
            • R. Devers: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
            • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Nunez struck out looking
            • B. Swihart: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Swihart walked, Pedroia to second
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • O. Albies: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Albies struck out swinging
            • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Acuna struck out swinging
            • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Freeman lined out to right
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Benintendi lined out to right
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Moreland lined out to center
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)