Acuña, Swanson homer, Braves beat Rockies 7-1

DENVER (AP) Freddie Freeman thought Max Fried was headed for a big season.

Looks like a solid prediction so far.

Fried pitched six effective innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 7-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

''I told you guys in spring training. I love the guy. That left arm, those kinds of special talents don't come around,'' Freeman said. ''He's been off to a great start. Pitching like that here in Coors Field, it's a big job and I thought he did fantastic.''

Dansby Swanson and Ronald Acuna Jr. homered for Atlanta. The Braves have won five of their last seven games in Denver after dropping 11 straight at Coors Field.

Fried (2-0) took a no-hitter into the sixth inning against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday and carried that momentum into the matchup with Colorado. The left-hander allowed an unearned run and five hits.

''In the bullpen I noticed all my pitches were breaking about the same as they normally did so I wanted to go out there with the same approach,'' Fried said. ''Attack them, try to get ahead, throw some curveballs, some sliders and some changeups and keep them off balance.''

In four games, two starts, Fried has yet to allow an earned run in 13 2/3 innings.

''He was really solid, very aggressive,'' Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. ''Good, solid outing by him.''

Colorado has dropped its first five home games. It has lost nine of 10 overall since winning the first two games of the season.

German Marquez (1-1) has been the Rockies' best starter so far, and he was rewarded with a new contract Saturday that runs through the 2023 season. He entered with a 0.69 ERA but allowed more runs in the fourth inning (four) than he had in his first two starts combined.

''I made a couple of bad pitches,'' Marquez said. ''I won't have a carryover to my next start.''

Acuna went deep on the first pitch of the second. Freeman singled in Josh Donaldson in the fourth before Swanson hit a drive to center for a three-run homer.

Acuna also homered during Monday's 8-6 victory over the Rockies.

Ian Desmond hit an RBI single in the fourth for Colorado.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (bone spur) could return to the rotation this weekend. Foltynewicz pitched 3 2/3 innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett. ''We will test him again tomorrow and make a decision,'' Snitker said. ''He could start in five games.''

Rockies: OF David Dahl was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left-side core injury. He got hurt in his first at-bat Sunday night against the Dodgers. OF Yonathan Daza was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and made his major league debut in right field.

MILE HIGH MEMORY

Tuesday marked the 26th anniversary of Colorado's first home game. The Rockies beat the Montreal Expos 11-4 that afternoon, with Eric Young homering in the first in front of a crowd of 80,227.

Young, whose son, Eric Young Jr., also played for the Rockies, is now the first base coach for the Braves.

FLASHING THE LEATHER

Freeman helped Fried get out of a jam in the third. After Tony Wolters doubled and Marquez reached on a bunt single, Freeman's leaping catch of Daza's line drive led to a double play.

Fried then struck out Raimel Tapia to end the inning.

''It's incredible,'' Fried said of Atlanta's defense. ''Some of these plays being made behind me only makes me want to just put the ball in play more.''

UP NEXT

Braves: RHP Kevin Gausman (1-0, 0.00) allowed just two hits over seven innings in his first start of the season against Miami.

Rockies: RHP Jeff Hoffman will be recalled to make his first start of the season in place of LHP Tyler Anderson (left knee inflammation).

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  • W: M. Fried (2-0)L: G. Marquez (1-1)
  • HR: ATL - D. Swanson (4), R. Acuna (4)
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N. Markakis RF41210000.341.400.415.8154.0
D. Swanson SS41131012.324.419.7651.1837.5
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J. Biddle P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Fried in the 7th
  • b-doubled for Sobotka in the 9th
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R. Tapia LF40100032.208.240.292.532-0.5
N. Arenado 3B40100011.277.314.362.6750.5
T. Story SS41000002.209.306.488.7941.0
I. Desmond CF30110100.150.209.200.4093.0
J. Fuentes 1B40000022.200.200.200.400-1.0
G. Hampson 2B40100012.100.097.100.1970.5
T. Wolters C40100012.227.261.364.6251.5
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  • a-walked for Marquez in the 5th
  • b-walked for Dunn in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Donaldson (2), O. Albies (3), C. Culberson
  • HR - R. Acuna (4), D. Swanson (4)
  • SH - M. Fried
  • RBI - F. Freeman (6), R. Acuna (7), N. Markakis (9), D. Swanson 3 (15), C. Culberson (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Inciarte 2 (2), J. Donaldson
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Wolters (3)
  • RBI - I. Desmond (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Daza 2 (2), R. Tapia 2 (2), T. Story, G. Hampson, T. Wolters
FIELDING
  • DP - (Freeman)
  • E - M. Fried
  • PB - T. Flowers (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Fried (W, 2-0)6.05101400.000.6624.0
L. Jackson1.01001305.401.502.5
C. Sobotka1.00000206.351.244.0
J. Biddle1.00001102.701.202.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Fried (W, 2-0)6.0
L. Jackson1.0
C. Sobotka1.0
J. Biddle1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (L, 1-1)5.07550223.001.00-1.0
B. Shaw1.10000001.171.043.0
M. Dunn0.20000105.401.800.5
S. Oh1.03110204.502.000.0
Y. Almonte1.021100010.131.880.0
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (L, 1-1)5.0
B. Shaw1.1
M. Dunn0.2
S. Oh1.0
Y. Almonte1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fried 90-57, L. Jackson 19-13, C. Sobotka 13-10, J. Biddle 18-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fried 7-6, J. Biddle 2-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Fried 23, L. Jackson 5, C. Sobotka 3, J. Biddle 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 92-64, B. Shaw 12-8, M. Dunn 8-5, S. Oh 32-22, Y. Almonte 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 7-6, B. Shaw 2-2, M. Dunn 1-0, Y. Almonte 2-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 22, B. Shaw 4, M. Dunn 2, S. Oh 5, Y. Almonte 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Donaldson 3B51100011.184.326.237.5632.5
F. Freeman 1B42210000.400.520.5751.0955.0
R. Acuna LF41211021.211.362.526.8886.0
N. Markakis RF41210000.341.400.415.8154.0
D. Swanson SS41131012.324.419.7651.1837.5
O. Albies 2B41200000.364.429.500.9294.0
T. Flowers C40100001.400.500.6001.1001.0
M. Fried P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- M. Joyce PH10000000.286.286.8571.1430.0
L. Jackson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-grounded out for Fried in the 7th
  • b-doubled for Sobotka in the 9th
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R. Tapia LF40100032.208.240.292.532-0.5
N. Arenado 3B40100011.277.314.362.6750.5
T. Story SS41000002.209.306.488.7941.0
I. Desmond CF30110100.150.209.200.4093.0
J. Fuentes 1B40000022.200.200.200.400-1.0
G. Hampson 2B40100012.100.097.100.1970.5
T. Wolters C40100012.227.261.364.6251.5
G. Marquez P10100000.333.333.333.6671.0
a- P. Valaika PH00000100.167.286.250.5361.0
B. Shaw P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Reynolds PH00000100.222.348.444.7921.0
S. Oh P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-walked for Marquez in the 5th
  • b-walked for Dunn in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Donaldson (2), O. Albies (3), C. Culberson
  • HR - R. Acuna (4), D. Swanson (4)
  • SH - M. Fried
  • RBI - F. Freeman (6), R. Acuna (7), N. Markakis (9), D. Swanson 3 (15), C. Culberson (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Inciarte 2 (2), J. Donaldson
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Wolters (3)
  • RBI - I. Desmond (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Daza 2 (2), R. Tapia 2 (2), T. Story, G. Hampson, T. Wolters
FIELDING
  • DP - (Freeman)
  • E - M. Fried
  • PB - T. Flowers (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Fried (W, 2-0)6.05101400.000.6624.0
L. Jackson1.01001305.401.502.5
C. Sobotka1.00000206.351.244.0
J. Biddle1.00001102.701.202.5
Total9.06103100---
PITCHERSIP
M. Fried (W, 2-0)6.0
L. Jackson1.0
C. Sobotka1.0
J. Biddle1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (L, 1-1)5.07550223.001.00-1.0
B. Shaw1.10000001.171.043.0
M. Dunn0.20000105.401.800.5
S. Oh1.03110204.502.000.0
Y. Almonte1.021100010.131.880.0
Total9.01277052---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (L, 1-1)5.0
B. Shaw1.1
M. Dunn0.2
S. Oh1.0
Y. Almonte1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fried 90-57, L. Jackson 19-13, C. Sobotka 13-10, J. Biddle 18-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fried 7-6, J. Biddle 2-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Fried 23, L. Jackson 5, C. Sobotka 3, J. Biddle 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 92-64, B. Shaw 12-8, M. Dunn 8-5, S. Oh 32-22, Y. Almonte 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 7-6, B. Shaw 2-2, M. Dunn 1-0, Y. Almonte 2-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 22, B. Shaw 4, M. Dunn 2, S. Oh 5, Y. Almonte 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Culberson doubled to left center, Albies scored71
  • 8TH INNING
    Markakis singled to shallow center, Freeman scored, Acuna to second61
  • 4TH INNING
    Desmond singled to shallow center, Story scored51
    Swanson homered to center, Freeman and Markakis scored50
    Freeman singled to center, Donaldson scored20
  • 2ND INNING
    Acuna homered to center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Yency Almonte relieved Seung-Hwan Oh
    • O. Albies: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Albies doubled to deep center
    • T. Flowers: Foul, Ball, Flowers grounded out to shortstop, Albies to third
    • Charlie Culberson hit for Chad Sobotka
    • C. Culberson: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Culberson doubled to left center, Albies scored
    • E. Inciarte: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Inciarte grounded out to shortstop, Culberson to third
    • J. Donaldson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Donaldson fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jesse Biddle pitching
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Desmond walked
    • J. Fuentes: Strike looking, Desmond to second on fielder's indifference, Foul, Ball, Foul, Fuentes grounded out to third
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hampson struck out swinging
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Strike looking, Wolters grounded out to first
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Seung-Hwan Oh pitching
    • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
    • F. Freeman: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Freeman singled to shallow right center
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Acuna singled to center, Freeman to third
    • N. Markakis: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Markakis singled to shallow center, Freeman scored, Acuna to second
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
    • O. Albies: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Acuna out at third, Acuna out at third
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Chad Sobotka relieved Luke Jackson
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Story flied out to deep center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • B. Shaw Pitching:
    • T. Flowers: Ball, Ball, Flowers flied out to deep right
    • Matt Joyce hit for Max Fried
    • Mike Dunn relieved Bryan Shaw
    • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Joyce grounded out to pitcher
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Inciarte struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luke Jackson pitching
    • J. Fuentes: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Fuentes struck out swinging
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Hampson singled to left
    • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
    • Mark Reynolds hit for Mike Dunn
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked, Hampson to second
    • Y. Daza: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Daza struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Bryan Shaw pitching
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Markakis grounded out to second
    • D. Swanson: Swanson grounded out to third
    • O. Albies: Ball, Albies flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Arenado flied out to left
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Story grounded out to third
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Foul, Desmond grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Donaldson flied out to right
    • F. Freeman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Freeman grounded out to first
    • R. Acuna: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Acuna struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Wolters grounded out to second
    • Pat Valaika hit for German Marquez
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Valaika walked
    • Y. Daza: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Daza struck out swinging
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Donaldson doubled to deep right center
    • F. Freeman: Strike looking, Ball, Freeman singled to center, Donaldson scored
    • R. Acuna: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Acuna struck out swinging
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Markakis singled to center, Freeman to third
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Swanson homered to center, Freeman and Markakis scored
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Albies singled to right center
    • T. Flowers: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Flowers singled to left, Albies to second
    • M. Fried: Fried hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Albies to third, Flowers to second
    • E. Inciarte: Foul, Ball, Foul, Inciarte fouled out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (4 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Arenado reached on an infield single to third
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Story reached on fielder's choice to third, Arenado out at second
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Story to second on passed ball, Desmond singled to shallow center, Story scored
    • J. Fuentes: Desmond to third on Fried throwing error, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Fuentes struck out swinging
    • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hampson popped out to first
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Flowers lined out to second
    • M. Fried: Strike looking, Foul, Fried grounded out to pitcher
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Foul, Inciarte grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • T. Wolters: Ball, Wolters doubled to deep right center
    • G. Marquez: Marquez reached on bunt single to pitcher, Wolters to third
    • Y. Daza: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Daza lined out to first, Marquez out at first
    • R. Tapia: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • R. Acuna: Acuna homered to center
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Markakis grounded out to second
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Swanson lined out to right
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Albies flied out to left
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Desmond grounded out to third
    • J. Fuentes: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Fuentes flied out to left
    • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Ball, Hampson grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Inciarte grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Donaldson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Donaldson grounded out to second
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Freeman lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • Y. Daza: Ball, Foul, Daza grounded out to second
    • R. Tapia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Tapia singled to left
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Arenado flied out to center
    • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Story flied out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)