Fried, Jansen mows down Dodgers as Braves stop LA series 3-1

LOS ANGELES – Max Fried looked right at home Tuesday night, opening with five perfect innings while leading the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Los Angeles native didn’t allow a baserunner in his sixth career start at Dodger Stadium, including playoff games, until Hanser led Alberto to right field from the end of the sixth with a line-drive single.

In seven scoreless innings of work, Fried (1-2) gave up two hits with eight strikeouts and no walks. Longtime Dodgers goalman Kenley Jansen made his third save of the season for the Braves with a perfect ninth place finish.

Travis d’Arnaud started Atlanta’s offense with a second-inning home run to end the Dodgers’ seven-game winning streak — and their 20-game regular-season winning streak at home, which began last August.

Los Angeles starter Walker Buehler (1-1) gave up three carries and eight hits in five innings, losing the Dueling Aces matchup.


Fried, who attended nearby Harvard-Westlake High School before being drafted No. 7 overall in the 2012 draft, scored his first career win at Dodger Stadium. He had four strikeouts in his five perfect innings.

After d’Arnaud’s home run in the second, Orlando Arcia hit an RBI double ahead of Buehler in the fourth inning and Austin Riley had an RBI single ahead of the Los Angeles right in the fifth.

The Dodgers didn’t get their second hit from Fried until Trea Turner’s infield single in the seventh. Turner almost became the Dodgers’ first baserunner in the fourth inning, but Riley made a dive stop on his grounder to third base.

Fried held down a Dodgers offense that was tying for the big league lead by 58 runs and had scored four goals in an inning, a major league lead that led seven times.

The left-hander from Atlanta suffered back-to-back losses – giving up a total of seven earned carries and 15 goals in games against the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals.


The Braves finished with 12 hits, their second in two games against the Dodgers in double digits and their third this season.

The Dodgers scored in Alberto’s eighth RBI groundout.


Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. began his minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Gwinnett, playing at right field and going 1-for-3 for six innings. His hit was a double off the wall at center right from the Starting point against Jacksonville.

Acuña, who last played on July 10 last season when he tore the cruciate ligament in his right knee, is expected to return to the Braves in early May.

Roster Building

The Braves made a number of roster moves including LHP Sean Newcomb. Newcomb had played 144 games with the Braves over the past six seasons, including three this season.

RHP Huascar Ynoa was voted to Gwinnett after Monday’s start, while C Chadwick Tromp was sent straight to Gwinnett. RHP Touki Toussaint and LHP Dylan Lee were recalled while RHP Jacob Webb was released from waivers by the Arizona Diamondbacks.



Dodgers: INF/OF Gavin Lux was a late scratch with back strains. Lux was scheduled to play at left field, with Chris Taylor moving to left from center and Cody Bellinger moving to center after not originally being in the lineup. … RHP Blake Treinen, who last served Thursday and struggled with arm pain, played catch but is unlikely to return until the weekend series against the San Diego Padres. … LHP Caleb Ferguson, who last played for the Dodgers in 2020 before undergoing Tommy John surgery, encountered bats for the first time in a batting practice environment before the game.


Braves: RHP Charlie Morton (1-1, 6.10 ERA) will field the series finale on Wednesday. Two of Morton’s four regular season starts against Los Angeles came last season when he won 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA.

Dodgers: RHP Tony Gonsolin (0-0, 1.29) starts a rare weekday afternoon game at Dodger Stadium. He has a regular season start against the Braves in 2019 but has faced them five times in the last two NL Championship Series.



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