Fried cruises as Braves beat Padres in Quantrill's debut

ATLANTA (AP) Max Fried has emerged as a force in Atlanta's rotation, in part because he doesn't issue many walks.

The same strength helped Josh Tomlin preserve Fried's latest win.

Fried gave up one run in seven innings, Dansby Swanson homered and drove in three runs and the Braves beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Wednesday night to spoil Cal Quantrill's major league debut.

Fried (4-1) allowed four hits with no walks in his longest career start and lowered his ERA to 2.11. He had seven strikeouts and recovered after giving up a fourth-inning homer to Manny Machado.

It was the third start - and second straight - without a walk for Fried this season. Braves starters have walked at least one batter in every other game.

''The game plan was to try to throw strikes with all my pitches and really just be on the attack,'' Fried said.

Fried acknowledged he was ''a little juiced up'' in his first career start against San Diego, the team that made him the No. 7 overall pick in the 2012 draft. The left-hander was traded to Atlanta as part of the 2014 deal that sent outfielder Justin Upton to San Diego.

''He's fun to watch,'' said Charlie Culberson, who singled and scored in Atlanta's three-run seventh. ''You see him and he's so easy. His mechanics are smooth.''

The Braves led 2-1 before scoring three runs in the seventh off Luis Perdomo. Ronald Acuna Jr. drove in Culberson from third base with a pinch-hit infield single as catcher Francisco Mejia dropped Machado's throw when shifting to make the tag. Swanson followed with a two-run homer.

The Padres loaded the bases against Jacob Webb with no outs in the eighth but couldn't score. Tomlin fielded Franmil Reyes' weak grounder on the mound and threw to the plate to force Ian Kinsler for the first out. Tomlin then struck out Machado and Hunter Renfroe.

''There's no situation that fazes him,'' Braves manager Brian Snitker said of Tomlin. ''If they hit him, they hit him, but he's going to get it over.''

Quantrill (0-1) overcame a shaky first inning to give up two runs on six hits and one walk in 5 2/3 innings. The son of former major league pitcher Paul Quantrill and a 2016 first-round draft pick, Quantrill was called up from Triple-A El Paso before the game.

Atlanta's first three batters against Quantrill hit the ball hard. Ozzie Albies hit a triple to right field and scored on Swanson's long fly ball. Freddie Freeman added an opposite-field double past Renfroe in left field but was stranded on second base.

Acuna had been 3 for 19 in the homestand and was rested before his pinch-hit single. He stayed in the game.

Left-hander A.J. Minter, whose recent struggles threatened to cost him the closer's job, pitched a perfect ninth in a non-save situation.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: RHP Phil Maton was optioned to Triple-A El Paso and RHP Miguel Diaz (torn meniscus) was transferred to the 60-day injured list to clear a roster spot for Quantrill.

Braves: 3B Josh Donaldson was held out for the second straight day with right calf soreness. Snitker said Donaldson was better and ''hopefully'' will start on Thursday. ... CF Ender Inciarte (tightness in right hamstring) started after being limited to pinch-hitting on Tuesday night.

ANOTHER FIRST-TIME STARTER

Quantrill became San Diego's fourth starting pitcher to debut this season, following Pedro Avila, Nick Margevicius and Chris Paddack.

POWER SURGE

Swanson's 25 RBIs lead the Braves. He also matched Albies and Acuna for the team lead with his sixth homer.

UP NEXT

Padres: LHP Matt Strahm (0-2, 3.04 ERA) takes the mound when the four-game series ends on Thursday. He has a 1.50 ERA over his last four starts.

Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (0-0, 6.00), who came off the IL on April 27, will make his second start of the season. He is 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in three career starts against the Padres.

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  • W: M. Fried (4-1)L: C. Quantrill (0-1)
  • HR: SD - M. Machado (5), ATL - D. Swanson (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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F. Reyes RF40100004.233.284.547.8311.0
M. Machado SS41111024.236.323.391.7135.0
H. Renfroe LF40000014.228.279.544.823-0.5
E. Hosmer 1B40000010.243.298.426.724-0.5
T. France 3B40000030.167.231.167.397-1.5
F. Mejia C40100020.156.208.222.4310.0
I. Kinsler 2B30200000.151.223.256.4792.0
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M. Wisler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Perdomo in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
O. Albies 2B41210001.296.353.520.8737.0
D. Swanson SS31131001.263.336.545.8828.0
F. Freeman 1B40200000.307.423.509.9323.0
N. Markakis RF30100101.330.408.481.8893.0
J. Camargo 3B40000004.217.280.348.6280.0
B. McCann C30000113.302.404.419.8220.5
C. Culberson LF31100020.400.400.9331.3331.0
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J. Tomlin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Joyce PH10000001.250.323.571.8940.0
A. Minter P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
E. Inciarte CF31100001.237.308.366.6733.0
M. Fried P20000011.111.111.111.222-0.5
b- R. Acuna PH-LF11110000.283.397.500.8973.0
  • a-flied out for Tomlin in the 8th
  • b-singled for Fried in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - M. Machado (5)
  • RBI - M. Machado (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Reyes, H. Renfroe 4 (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - O. Albies (6), F. Freeman (8), N. Markakis (10), E. Inciarte (4)
  • 3B - O. Albies (2)
  • HR - D. Swanson (6)
  • SF - D. Swanson (4)
  • RBI - O. Albies (13), D. Swanson 3 (25), R. Acuna (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - O. Albies (7), D. Swanson 2 (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Swanson, J. Camargo, B. McCann, M. Joyce
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - I. Kinsler
FIELDING
  • DP - (Kinsler-Machado-Hosmer)
  • E - M. Machado (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Swanson-Albies-Freeman)
  • E - J. Camargo (4), F. Freeman (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Quantrill (L, 0-1)5.26221303.181.242.5
R. Erlin0.10000103.861.290.5
L. Perdomo1.03330015.401.20-3.0
M. Wisler1.00001004.911.182.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Quantrill (L, 0-1)5.2
R. Erlin0.1
L. Perdomo1.0
M. Wisler1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Fried (W, 4-1)7.04110712.110.9929.5
J. Webb0.01002000.001.36-3.0
J. Tomlin (H, 3)1.00000202.770.854.0
A. Minter1.00000208.381.864.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Fried (W, 4-1)7.0
J. Webb0.0
J. Tomlin (H, 3)1.0
A. Minter1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Quantrill 87-49, R. Erlin 4-3, L. Perdomo 22-12, M. Wisler 15-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Quantrill 5-8, L. Perdomo 1-2, M. Wisler 2-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Quantrill 23, R. Erlin, L. Perdomo 6, M. Wisler 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fried 85-58, J. Webb 15-7, J. Tomlin 10-7, A. Minter 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fried 9-5, J. Tomlin 1-0, A. Minter 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Fried 25, J. Webb 3, J. Tomlin 3, A. Minter 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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W. Myers CF30000123.240.288.433.7210.0
F. Reyes RF40100004.233.284.547.8311.0
M. Machado SS41111024.236.323.391.7135.0
H. Renfroe LF40000014.228.279.544.823-0.5
E. Hosmer 1B40000010.243.298.426.724-0.5
T. France 3B40000030.167.231.167.397-1.5
F. Mejia C40100020.156.208.222.4310.0
I. Kinsler 2B30200000.151.223.256.4792.0
C. Quantrill P20000002.000.000.000.0000.0
R. Erlin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
L. Perdomo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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M. Wisler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-walked for Perdomo in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
O. Albies 2B41210001.296.353.520.8737.0
D. Swanson SS31131001.263.336.545.8828.0
F. Freeman 1B40200000.307.423.509.9323.0
N. Markakis RF30100101.330.408.481.8893.0
J. Camargo 3B40000004.217.280.348.6280.0
B. McCann C30000113.302.404.419.8220.5
C. Culberson LF31100020.400.400.9331.3331.0
J. Webb P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Tomlin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Joyce PH10000001.250.323.571.8940.0
A. Minter P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
E. Inciarte CF31100001.237.308.366.6733.0
M. Fried P20000011.111.111.111.222-0.5
b- R. Acuna PH-LF11110000.283.397.500.8973.0
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  • a-flied out for Tomlin in the 8th
  • b-singled for Fried in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - M. Machado (5)
  • RBI - M. Machado (13)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Reyes, H. Renfroe 4 (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - O. Albies (6), F. Freeman (8), N. Markakis (10), E. Inciarte (4)
  • 3B - O. Albies (2)
  • HR - D. Swanson (6)
  • SF - D. Swanson (4)
  • RBI - O. Albies (13), D. Swanson 3 (25), R. Acuna (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - O. Albies (7), D. Swanson 2 (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Swanson, J. Camargo, B. McCann, M. Joyce
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - I. Kinsler
FIELDING
  • DP - (Kinsler-Machado-Hosmer)
  • E - M. Machado (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Swanson-Albies-Freeman)
  • E - J. Camargo (4), F. Freeman (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Quantrill (L, 0-1)5.26221303.181.242.5
R. Erlin0.10000103.861.290.5
L. Perdomo1.03330015.401.20-3.0
M. Wisler1.00001004.911.182.0
Total8.0955241---
PITCHERSIP
C. Quantrill (L, 0-1)5.2
R. Erlin0.1
L. Perdomo1.0
M. Wisler1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Fried (W, 4-1)7.04110712.110.9929.5
J. Webb0.01002000.001.36-3.0
J. Tomlin (H, 3)1.00000202.770.854.0
A. Minter1.00000208.381.864.0
Total9.05112111---
PITCHERSIP
M. Fried (W, 4-1)7.0
J. Webb0.0
J. Tomlin (H, 3)1.0
A. Minter1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Quantrill 87-49, R. Erlin 4-3, L. Perdomo 22-12, M. Wisler 15-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Quantrill 5-8, L. Perdomo 1-2, M. Wisler 2-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Quantrill 23, R. Erlin, L. Perdomo 6, M. Wisler 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fried 85-58, J. Webb 15-7, J. Tomlin 10-7, A. Minter 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fried 9-5, J. Tomlin 1-0, A. Minter 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Fried 25, J. Webb 3, J. Tomlin 3, A. Minter 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Swanson homered to left center, Acuna scored15
    Acuna reached on an infield single to shortstop, Culberson scored13
  • 5TH INNING
    Albies doubled to center, Inciarte scored12
  • 4TH INNING
    Machado homered to center11
  • 1ST INNING
    Swanson hit sacrifice fly to center, Albies scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • A.J. Minter pitching
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
    • T. France: Ball, France grounded out to third
    • F. Mejia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mejia struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jacob Webb pitching
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Kinsler singled to left center
    • Greg Garcia hit for Luis Perdomo
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Garcia walked, Kinsler to second
    • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Myers walked, Kinsler to third, Garcia to second
    • Josh Tomlin relieved Jacob Webb
    • F. Reyes: Reyes reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Kinsler out at home, Garcia to third, Myers to second
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
    • H. Renfroe: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Renfroe struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Wisler pitching
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Markakis grounded out to second
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Ball, Camargo grounded out to first
    • B. McCann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McCann walked
    • Matt Joyce hit for Josh Tomlin
    • M. Joyce: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Joyce flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Hosmer grounded out to first
    • T. France: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, France struck out looking
    • F. Mejia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Mejia lined out to right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luis Perdomo relieved Robbie Erlin
    • C. Culberson: Strike looking, Ball, Culberson reached on an infield single to shortstop, Culberson to second on shortstop Machado throwing error
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Inciarte grounded out to first, Culberson to third
    • Ronald Acuna hit for Max Fried
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Ball, Foul, Acuna reached on an infield single to shortstop, Culberson scored
    • O. Albies: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Albies flied out to deep center
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Swanson homered to left center, Acuna scored
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Freeman lined out to left
    • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • F. Reyes: Strike looking, Reyes grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Machado: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
    • H. Renfroe: Renfroe lined out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Quantrill Pitching:
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Freeman flied out to left
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Markakis doubled to deep right
    • J. Camargo: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Camargo flied out to right
    • Robbie Erlin relieved Cal Quantrill
    • B. McCann: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, McCann struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • F. Mejia: Foul, In play
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Kinsler singled to left, Mejia to second
    • C. Quantrill: Foul, Quantrill reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Mejia out at third, Kinsler to second
    • W. Myers: Strike swinging, Ball, Myers grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Quantrill out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Quantrill Pitching:
    • C. Culberson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Culberson struck out on foul tip
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Inciarte doubled to left center
    • M. Fried: Fried grounded out to first, Inciarte to third
    • O. Albies: Ball, Ball, Albies doubled to center, Inciarte scored
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Swanson lined out to left
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Machado homered to center
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Renfroe flied out to center
    • E. Hosmer: Hosmer grounded out to pitcher
    • T. France: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, France struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Quantrill Pitching:
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Freeman reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Markakis walked, Freeman to second
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Camargo reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Freeman to third, Markakis out at second
    • B. McCann: Ball, Ball, Ball, McCann grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Camargo out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Foul, Foul, Kinsler safe at first on 1st baseman Freeman fielding error
    • C. Quantrill: Kinsler picked off at first, pitcher to first, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Quantrill safe at first on 3rd baseman Camargo fielding error
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • F. Reyes: Strike swinging, Reyes reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Quantrill out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 2 Errors)
    • C. Quantrill Pitching:
    • M. Fried: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Fried struck out looking
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Ball, Albies flied out to left
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Swanson popped out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Hosmer grounded out to third
    • T. France: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, France struck out swinging
    • F. Mejia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mejia struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Quantrill Pitching:
    • B. McCann: Strike swinging, McCann flied out to right
    • C. Culberson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Culberson struck out swinging
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Inciarte grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Fried Pitching:
    • W. Myers: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • F. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Reyes singled to right
    • M. Machado: Ball, Machado lined out to center
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Renfroe flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Quantrill Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Ball, Albies tripled to deep right
    • D. Swanson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Swanson hit sacrifice fly to center, Albies scored
    • F. Freeman: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Freeman doubled to left center
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Markakis flied out to left
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Camargo grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)