Charlie Morton retired the first 12 batters he faced and allowed just two hits over 5 1/3 innings to help the Atlanta Braves to a 7-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Atlanta’s offense cashed in early against young Reds lefty Reiver Sanmartin. Travis d’Arnaud finished with two hits and drove in three runs. Matt Olson recorded his first hit in an Atlanta uniform and finished the night 3-for-5 with a double.
The Braves had to hold on at the end as Kenley Jansen, who was making his Atlanta debut, entered the game in the ninth with a four-run lead and surrendered three runs before getting Jonathan India to fly out to end the game.