The Atlanta Braves opened the 2022 regular season with a 6-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Max Fried allowed eight hits and five runs over 5 2/3 innings. Tyler Mahle allowed three hits, an unearned run and struck out seven over five innings for Cincinnati.
The big blow came in the sixth when Collin McHugh allowed a three-run home run to Brandon Drury. That extended the lead to 6-1. Atlanta two runs back in the eighth when Austin Riley connected on a two-run shot. Riley finished with three of Atlanta’s four hits in the game.
The Braves and Reds will continue their series Friday with Charlie Morton taking the mound for Atlanta against rookie left-hander Reiver Sanmartin.