Meadows’ RBI single in 10th lifts Tampa Bay past Braves 7-6

ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Meadows struck a single in the 10th-inning to score Brett Phillips from 2nd base with the tiebreaking run, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Atlanta Braves 7-6 on Friday night.

With Phillips opening the 10th on 2nd base, right-hander Jesse Chavez (0-2) strolled Brandon Lowe prior to tape-recording 2 outs. Chavez then quit Meadows’ consent single to ideal field, as Phillips moved throughout the plate and beat Abraham Almonte’s toss.

Freddie Freeman had 4 hits, consisting of a two-run homer in the 5th. Austin Riley and Dansby Swanson likewise struck house runs for Atlanta.

Ji-Man Choi’s homer to lead off Tampa Bay’s 5th, an opposite-field shot he sliced simply inside the left field nasty pole, connected the video game at 3-3.

Matt Wisler (1-1) had 3 strikeouts while enabling one hit in 2 scoreless innings. Pete Fairbanks pitched the 10th for his 4th conserve.

Charlie Morton, who won an integrated 18 video games for Tampa Bay the last 2 seasons prior to finalizing with Atlanta, permitted 3 work on 6 hits and 3 strolls in 6 innings. He had 8 strikeouts.

The Rays connected the video game at 6-6 in the 8th with 2 run Chris Martin. Joey Wendle’s infield struck drove in Wander Franco, who singled, from 3rd base with the connecting run.

After Rays starter Michael Wacha quit a single to Almonte to begin the bottom of the 5th, Freeman pulled a fastball from J.P Feyereisen over the right-field wall for his 20th homer and a 5-3 lead.

Wacha permitted 4 work on 5 hits, consisting of 2 homers, and 2 strolls in four-plus innings.

The Rays cut the cause 5-4 in the seventh. Roam Franco tripled to ideal field and scored on Austin Meadows’ sacrifice fly.

Outfielder Joe Pederson, obtained from the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, did not show up in Atlanta in time to be consisted of in the lineup. He was triggered and grounded out as a pinch-hitter in the 10th to end the video game.


Rays: RHP Nick Anderson tossed batting practice in Port Charlotte, Florida, for the very first time because being informed in March he has actually a partly torn ligament in his ideal elbow. Supervisor Kevin Money stated Anderson tossed his fastball at 90 to 93 miles per hour. “He came away from it feeling really good,” Money stated. … RHP Chris Archer (ideal lower arm tightness) is set up to make a minors rehabilitation start on Saturday.

Braves: RHP Touki Toussaint (ideal shoulder) was restored from the 60-day hurt list and might make his 2021 launching on Tuesday versus San Diego. … RHP Ian Anderson (ideal shoulder swelling) was put on the 10-day IL. He won’t toss for 7 to 10 days and after that will be examined. … IF Johan Camargo was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett to clear a lineup area for Pederson.


Braves LHP Max Fried (6-5, 4.71) will begin in Saturday night’s 2nd video game of the series. He permitted one run in 6 2/3 innings in a 2-1 win over the Rays on July 30, 2020, at Truist Park. Tampa Bay hasn’t revealed its beginning pitcher.


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.