The Atlanta Braves avoided a sweep on Sunday with a 7-1 win over the Boston Red Sox. The victory is damped a bit however thanks to a potential serious injury to Ronald Acuña Jr. that he suffered while running out an infield hit in the seventh inning.
The Braves struck early against Chris Sale with the big blow coming off the bat of Tyler Flowers.
Charlie Culberson got the start at third on Sunday and delivered this run scoring single in the fifth.
Freddie Freeman blew the game wide open later in the fifth with a two-run double to right center to put the Braves up 6-0.
Ozzie Albies had a tough day at the plate on Sunday but flashed the leather going up really high to rob Xander Bogaerts of a hit.
Mike Foltynewicz was the story in this game however as he allowed three hits and one run over seven innings. He carried a no-hitter into the sixth and struck out seven while walking three. Folty has now allowed two earned runs or less in 10 of 11 starts this season.
"It all worked out."@KelsWingert catches up with Tyler Flowers, who delivered a three-run home run off Chris Sale as the @Braves offense put together an impressive performance in their series finale in Fenway.#Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/xVpCWXwvc6— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) May 27, 2018
#Braves manager Brian Snitker on Ronald Acuña Jr. injury: "I just liked the fact that he walked off because when he did it I thought (of what) Bryce Harper did last year. It looked real similar." pic.twitter.com/wRlMrrZR8T— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) May 27, 2018
"I had to take that opportunity into my own hands."— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) May 27, 2018
Once Atlanta plated three runs on one of baseball's best pitchers, Mike Foltynewicz knew he had to capitalize in Fenway.#Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/MAu8gRJyuY