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Foltynewicz solid as Braves fall to Red Sox

Mike Foltynewicz gave up a run in three innings in his second spring start.

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Mike Foltynewicz gave up two hits and a run in three innings on Sunday as the Atlanta Braves fell to the Boston Red Sox, 11-1, in a spring training game at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida.

Dustin Pedroia led off the bottom of the first with a single, followed by an Andrew Benintendi double. The next batter, Mookie Betts, drove home Pedroia with a sacrifice fly to put the Sox on the board first. That was all Boston would scratch across against Foltynewicz, who gave up two hits and a walk along with a strikeout in his second start of spring training.

Jose Ramirez hurled a hitless inning for the Braves in the fourth, but Chaz Roe ran into trouble in the fifth. Roe surrendered consecutive doubles to Benintendi and Betts, as the Red Sox increased their lead to 3-0.

Atlanta got a run back in the sixth as pinch hitter Ray-Patrick Didder stroked a two-out double and came around to score on Kurt Suzuki’s single.

Blaine Boyer rebounded from a rough outing on Thursday and hurled a scoreless sixth inning.

The wheels came off the tracks for the Braves in the seventh, as Patrick Weigel failed to retire any of the six batters he faced. Lucas Sims came on in relief and encountered more trouble, but was able to escape the inning. Weigel was charged with six runs on four hits, while Sims gave up a pair of runs in two innings, as he also pitched the eighth.

In a lineup riddled with prospects, the Braves managed just four hits, from Didder, Suzuki, Ronald Acuna and Dylan Moore. Rio Ruiz, Christian Walker, Johan Camargo, Austin Riley, Braxton Davidson and Travis Demeritte all went 0-for-2 in the game.

Kyle Kendrick’s success against the Braves apparently carries over into the spring as well, as he hurled four hitless innings and was awarded the win for Boston.

The Braves have a day off Monday before taking on the Pirates on Tuesday at 1:05 p.m. ET.

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