The Atlanta Braves jumped ahead early on thanks to a homer from Kevin Pillar, but the Red Sox responded with scoring outbursts in the 4th and 5th inning to beat the Braves on Tuesday night by the score of10-2.
Boston stays unbeaten in Spring Training with an 8-0 mark, while Atlanta falls to a 4-5 record. It is probably safe to say that Boston isn't going to really be one of the best teams in the league, but their unbeaten streak so far has been a fun story.
Braves starter Jared Shuster had a strong start on the hill, throwing three scoreless and hit-less innings with four strikeouts before leaving the game. Atlanta got on the board first with Kevin Pillar hitting his second home run of the spring, putting the Braves up 2-0 in the third inning, but sadly those would be the Braves only two runs in the game.
The Red Sox responded in the top of the fourth with a string of RBI singles from Christian Arroyo, Bobby Dalbec, and Daniel Palka. Boston extended its lead the next inning with RBI doubles from Tristan Casas and Arroyo in the fifth.
After scoring in the 3rd, the Braves were held to just one hit the remainder of the game. Atlanta struck out 10 times on the night. When the nuclear hot Matt Olson strikes out three times, then it probably just one of those nights where things just aren't going to go your way.
Braves will be off on Wednesday before returning to action on Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays, with first pitch scheduled for 1:07 p.m. ET.