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Markakis hit a grand slam L.J. Collier Jersey , Fried took a shutout into the seventh inning and Atlanta beat the St. Louis Cardinals 11-4 on Saturday night.
”You’ve got to give all the credit to Max,” Markakis said. ”He went out and pitched one of the better games I’ve seen. For him, two runs early on was enough for him. It was nice to get some runs and give him a nice cushion there.”
The Braves have won the first two games of the three-game set. The Cardinals have dropped three in a row.
Fried (1-2) stymied the Cardinals on 101 pitches before being pulled with two outs in the seventh. Recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to start the game, he struck out 11, allowed four singles and walked three.
”My curveball was definitely on tonight,” said Fried, who also recorded his first major league hit with a single in the fifth. ”I was able to throw it for strikes, put it in the dirt when I wanted to. The big thing for me was getting the fastball over. I felt like I was able to get strike one pretty good. That was my main goal.”
Luke Weaver (4-7) went 4 2/3 innings, giving up 10 runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out five. He gave up homers to Markakis in his final inning and a two-run shot to Ronald Acuna Jr. in the second.
”At the end of the day www.seahawksauthorizedshops.com/authentic-marquise-blair-jersey , I was just done on a couple big swings,” Weaver said. ”I thought I threw some pitches in good spots, but it’s got to be executed a little bit better and you’ve just got to flush these types of days.”
The Braves sent 11 players to the plate in the six-run fifth. After Ozzie Albies doubled in Fried, the Cardinals intentionally walked Freddie Freeman to face Markakis. The right fielder hit his ninth homer of the season and fourth career grand slam off a 3-2 pitch.
”To be honest with you, I was just looking to hit something into the outfield and get a run in, and I ended up one of the better at-bats in the season,” Markakis said. ”I looked back at the video and (the pitch) wasn’t exactly where he wanted it, but he threw it somewhere close to the zone and I put a good swing on it.”
He added a sacrifice fly in the sixth to bring in Albies, finishing with five RBI on the day.
Albies went 3 for 5 and has a 10-game hit streak, batting .467 (21 for 47) during that span.
The Cardinals scored all of their runs in the ninth off Matt Wisler T.J. Hockenson Jersey , including a leadoff home run from Jose Martinez.
Cardinals C Yadier Molina played in his 1,800th game, joining Hall of Famers Stan Musial, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith and Enos Slaughter as Cardinals to play in at least that many. Molina entered the majors in 2004 and has spent his entire career with St. Louis. He ranks 12th among active players in games played.
To make room for Fried, the Braves designated OF Peter Bourjos for assignment. Bourjos, in his first year with the Braves, was batting .205 in 36 games. He also played for St. Louis in 2014 and 2015.
Braves: RHP Arodys Vizcaino (shoulder inflammation) is expected to come off the 10-day DL on Monday. The Braves closer threw a side session Saturday and is on target for his return to the team. … C Tyler Flowers, who left Friday’s game with a right hamstring cramp after flying out to end the sixth inning, didn’t start Saturday. The Braves said it was part of the regular rotation between Flowers and C Kurt Suzuki. The two have alternated starts for the past 16 games.
Cardinals: RHP Luke Gregerson (right shoulder impingement) is scheduled to begin a rehab stint at Triple A Memphis on Sunday. He has yet to appear with the minor league club since going on the 10-day DL on May 16.
Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (5-4 Jahlani Tavai Jersey , 2.14) goes for his first win in a month. After tossing a 4-0 shutout against the Washington Nationals on June 1, he went 0-1 in his final three starts of the month. He failed to get past the fifth in any his final three June outings.
Cardinals: RHP John Gant (2-2, 3.48) is coming off his best start of the season, giving up one hit over seven innings as St. Louis beat the Cleveland Indians 4-0 on Monday. This is his first appearance against his former club since a 2016 trade that saw the Cardinals send starting pitcher Jaime Garcia to the Braves in exchange for three minor leaguers, including Gant.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jacksonville has hit its first adversity at the worst possible moment, not that any of the Jaguars sound worried.They’re heading home.Blake Bortles was intercepted twice, and the Jaguars turned it over four times as the AFC South champs found themselves swept Sunday by division rival Tennessee 15-10. It’s the second straight loss for the Jaguars, and their longest skid this season.Yet they also know they will host Jacksonville’s first playoff game since the AFC championship game in January 2000, and they will be hosting the Buffalo Bills on the second day of wild-card weekend.“Whenever you have adversity in life and what you do Will Harris Jersey , there’s always that comfort of going home,” coach Doug Marrone said of his Jaguars. “We’ve earned the opportunity to play a home playoff game, and we’re excited to be at home.”The Jaguars (10-6) snapped a four-game streak of scoring at least 30 points in being held to a season-low in points.Both of these losses came on the road away from EverBank Field where fans are so excited for the postseason that the tarps have been removed to open more seats for sale.Bortles said the Jaguars know they have to play better, especially after the defense came up with three sacks and Yannick Ngakoue scored their lone touchdown of the game.Ngakoue scooped up a fumble after Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota collided with Derrick Henry on a handoff and went 67 yards for a touchdown that pulled the Jags within 15-10 with 10:48 left. That was the Jaguars’ seventh defensive TD this season, a franchise record. It’s also the most by an NFL team since the 2013 Kansas City Chiefs had seven.“Everybody’s upset mainly at the fact that I don’t think anybody feels as though we’ve played up to our potential and the way we can,” Bortles said.“I think we were excited and we were looking forward to this game and to be able to come in here and play these guys. We didn’t play the game we wanted to play at all, so we’ve got to be better than that.”Bortles believes the Jaguars will be fine despite the skid.“I personally have got a good amount of experience in losing, so we should be able to overcome that,” Bortles said.Leonard Fournette finished with 69 yards on 19 carries, making him the first rookie running back since Fred Taylor to run for 1 Austin Bryant Jersey ,000 yards in their first season for Jacksonville.The Jaguars got wide receiver Allen Hurns back in the lineup for the first time since Nov. 12 after a high ankle sprain cost him six games. Hurns finished with three catches for 38 yards, including a long of 18. Marqise Lee was scratched as he recovers from an ankle as well.But Bortles could use some more experience back on the field. Rookie Dede Westbrook dropped a would-be touchdown in the end zone and struggled as he caught only one of the nine passes thrown at him.“I didn’t execute the play and so it’s good I have next week to bounce back and I owe the next one to the team,” Westbrook said.“At the end of the day, I think we’re fine. We’re going to be great. I can speak for myself, I needed this game. It’s just up to me to make up for it next week.”Safety Barry Church, who Mariota knocked down with a stiff-arm on a key run in the fourth quarter, isn’t worried about momentum going into the postseason. He said he believes it starts over with each new game.“Momentum goes up and down throughout the game, and we weren’t able to capture that as a whole as a defense,” Church said. “We definitely want to do that next week.”131<button class="view-gallery">View Gallery</button> Gallery:Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleadersReinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports | Reinhold Matay