cloudy.png
Monday November 30th, 2020 3:14PM

Ozuna hits 3 HRs in Braves' 10-3 rout of Red Sox

By Gethin Coolbaugh
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

BOSTON (AP) — Marcell Ozuna hit three home runs in a game for the first time in his career and finished with six RBIs, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 10-3 rout of the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

Ozuna, who was 3 for 5, hit a two-run homer in the first inning, a solo shot in the seventh and a three-run blast in the eighth. It was the eight-year veteran’s second multi-homer effort in the last 10 games and the 10th of his career.

Ozuna hit his first two homers over the Green Monster in left before launching his last to deep center to become the first National League player to hit three homers in a game at Fenway Park.

Austin Riley hit a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth. Ender Inciarte, Dansby Swanson and Freddie Freeman each had an RBI for the Braves.
Atlanta has won two straight after dropping three of five.

Braves right-hander Ian Anderson (2-0) allowed two runs and struck out eight over six innings in his second big league start. The 22-year-old fanned six and took a no-hitter into the sixth in his debut against the New York Yankees last Wednesday before allowing a solo homer in a 5-1 win.

Alex Verdugo, Rafael Devers and Jackie Bradley Jr. each had RBI singles for Boston. Robert Stock (0-1) gave up two runs on three hits after Red Sox starter Ryan Weber allowed two runs on four hits over four innings.

Boston had won two of three before a 6-3 loss to Atlanta on Tuesday.

Riley hit a line-drive single with runners on second and third and nobody out to give the Braves a 3-2 lead. Inciarte beat out an infield single two batters later to double the lead.

Swanson and Freeman each hit RBI singles before Ozuna’s third homer capped Atlanta’s five-run eighth.

Devers tied the game at 2-2 with a two-out single in the third after Verdugo’s RBI single two batters prior.

RESET BUTTON

Earlier Tuesday, the Red Sox’s official Twitter account posted a picture of a finger pressing a “reset” button on a keyboard with the caption “iykyk” — short for “if you know you know.”

It was a nod to the team resetting its competitive balance tax for the 2021 season. After receiving backlash from fans, the team deleted the tweet and later posted, “You ever miss with a tweet? Same.”

Boston had the majors’ sixth-highest projected payroll entering 2020 at $177,136,540.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Braves: LF Ronald Acuña Jr. (hamstring tightness) went through extensive running drills before the game but was held out of the lineup. Acuña is day-to-day and could return Wednesday. “He felt something yesterday. That was kind of what led to the caution today,” manager Brian Snitker said. … 2B Ozzie Albies (right wrist inflammation) is on track to begin taking batting practice by the end of the week.

Red Sox: DH J.D. Martinez (left hand) received treatment before the game and was expected to be available to pinch hit, but he did not enter the game. … LF Andrew Benintendi (right rib cage strain) is working on a treadmill and experiencing less pain but remains a ways away from baseball activities. “Unfortunately, this thing is slow like we thought it possibly could be,” manager Ron Roenicke said. Roenicke said it’s a possibility Benintendi might not return this season. … LHP Darwinzon Hernandez (left AC joint sprain) is a few days away from resuming baseball activities.

UP NEXT

Braves RHP Robbie Erlin (0-0, 6.00 ERA) is set to start Wednesday’s series finale in Boston. Red Sox LHP Mike Kickham will make his first MLB appearance since Sept. 13, 2014, either in an opener or long relief role.

© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Haynes' career night leads Warriors past Stephens County
Senior quarterback J. Ben Haynes looked in midseason throwing for a career-high 327 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead White County to a 44-6 demolition of Stephens County at White County Stadium on Friday in both teams' season openers...
12:45AM ( 2 hours ago )
Branch's comeback falls short; drops opener in Corky Kell Classic
Despite pulling within three twice in the fourth quarter, Flowery Branch (0-1) fell, 38-28, to St. Pius X in the Corky Kell Classic at Falcons Field.
12:27AM ( 2 hours ago )
Bluff routs Johnson in opener
New quarterback Sebastian Irons was an efficient 9-of-10 passing for 134 yards and three touchdowns to lead Cherokee Bluff to a 44-0 win over Johnson on Friday at Bears Stadium.
12:24AM ( 2 hours ago )
Sports
Duvall follows Ozuna with 3 HRs; Braves complete sweep
Adam Duvall hit three home runs a night after teammate Marcell Ozuna did it, making them the first set of teammates in major league history to perform the feat in consecutive games as the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the stumbling Boston Red Sox 7-5 to complete a three-game sweep.
11:31PM ( 2 days ago )
Ozuna hits 3 HRs in Braves' 10-3 rout of Red Sox
Marcell Ozuna hit three home runs in a game for the first time in his career and had six RBIs to lead the Braves in a 10-3 rout of the Red Sox.
11:02PM ( 3 days ago )
Max Fried improves to 6-0 as Braves beat Red Sox 6-3
Max Fried improved to 6-0, Austin Riley had a bases-loaded triple and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the Boston Red Sox 6-3.
11:39PM ( 4 days ago )
Professional Sports
Duvall follows Ozuna with 3 HRs; Braves complete sweep
Adam Duvall hit three home runs a night after teammate Marcell Ozuna did it, making them the first set of teammates in major league history to perform the feat in consecutive games as the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the stumbling Boston Red Sox 7-5 to complete a three-game sweep.
By Ken Powtak
11:31PM ( 2 days ago )
Max Fried improves to 6-0 as Braves beat Red Sox 6-3
Max Fried improved to 6-0, Austin Riley had a bases-loaded triple and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the Boston Red Sox 6-3.
By Ken Powtak
11:39PM ( 4 days ago )
Pitching-desperate Braves acquire LH Milone from Orioles
Desperate for starting pitching as they pursue a third straight NL East title, the Atlanta Braves have acquired left-hander Tommy Milone from the Baltimore Orioles for two players to be named.
By Paul Newberry
3:23PM ( 5 days ago )
Braves fall to Phillies in 11th
Scott Kingery hit a three-run homer off Mark Melancon with two outs in the 11th inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 7-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win.
By The Associated Press
12:52AM ( 1 week ago )
Freeman's 2-run HR lifts Braves to sweep of slumping Yankees
Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer in the sixth off Chad Green and the Atlanta Braves rallied to beat the New York Yankees 2-1 to sweep a doubleheader.
By Charles Odum
9:49PM ( 1 week ago )