Duvall drives in seven runs against former Atlanta teammates as Marlins rout Braves
By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer
ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Duvall drove in seven runs against his former Atlanta teammates with four hits, including two home runs, and the Miami Marlins beat Max Fried and the Braves 14-8 on Tuesday night.
Duvall’s two-run double during a four-run fourth inning gave Miami the lead. He hit his first homer of the game in the third inning and added a three-run shot in the seventh. He has three homers in the first two games of the series, giving him four for the season.
Duvall tied a Marlins record by becoming the sixth player to drive in seven.
The Marlins signed Duvall to a $5 million, one-year deal after he hit five homers in nine games for Atlanta against Miami last season. Now he’s proving he can produce on the other side of the NL East rivalry.
Brian Anderson also homered for Miami, which has won three consecutive games.
Fried (0-1) gave up eight runs, seven earned, and nine hits in four innings.
Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run homer off Pablo López, and Ozzie Albies added another homer to give Atlanta a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
The Marlins tied it in the second and took the lead with a four-run rally in the fourth that broke a 4-4 tie. With two outs, Fried hit Starling Marte and Garrett Cooper with pitches to help load the bases before Duvall’s double to the leftcfield wall drove in two.
Anderson, who drove in three on three hits, capped the big inning with a two-run single to center field.
Braves manager Brian Snitker juggled his lineup. Albies moved down three spots to hit fifth. Freddie Freeman hit second, where he spent most of the 2020 season, instead of third. Also, Ehire Adrianza started at third base for Austin Riley.
The Braves began the day hitting only .206 and were 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position in Monday night’s 5-3 loss to the Marlins in 10 innings.
“Just changing the scenery of where you are in the lineup might prove to be a good thing,” Snitker said.
The new lineup clicked in the first inning off López. Freeman’s first double of the season, to the wall in left-center, was followed by Ozuna’s first homer to center field. Albies’ homer into the right-field seats pushed the lead to 3-0.
López allowed six runs on nine hits, including the two homers, in four innings. John Curtiss (1-0) threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings as the first of five Miami relievers.
The Braves loaded the bases against right-hander Paul Campbell with one out in the ninth. Campbell struck out Dansby Swanson before Duvall missed pinch-hitter Alex Jackson’s fly ball to shallow left field for an error as two runs scored.
Richard Bleier, Miami’s seventh pitcher, ended the game on Ender Inciarte’s grounder to second base.
Marlins: Miami C Jorge Alfaro returned after he was held out on Monday due to lingering hamstring tightness.
Braves: CF Cristian Pache left the game with left groin tightness in the fifth inning. … Snitker indicated Riley, who entered the game in the sixth, would return to the lineup on Wednesday night.
Braves RHP Charlie Morton (1-1, 3.27) will face RHP Nick Neidert (0-0, 2.08) in the third game of the four-game series on Wednesday night. Neidert, an Atlanta native, will make his first start against the Braves. He pitched two scoreless innings in relief at Atlanta on Sept. 23, 2020.
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