right-handed batsman Bobby Miller atlanta braves drove in one run in his major league debut and catcher Will Smith drove in three runs to help the visiting team los angeles dodgers won 8-1 on Tuesday
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Miller (1-0), the team’s first-round draft pick in 2020, allowed a solo run in the first inning but never faltered. He pitched five innings and allowed one run on four hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
Smith went 3-for-5 with a double. He’s batting .318 (21-for-66) in May and has raised his season average to .310.
dodgers The bullpen finished the game with scoreless innings by Yancy Almonte, Brusdar Graterol, Ivan Phillips, and Victor Gonzalez. Atlanta managed only one hit against Los Angeles relievers.
Spencer Strider (4-2) suffered the loss. He pitched six innings and allowed a season-high-tying four runs (two earned) on five hits, with three hits and 11 strikeouts, his fourth double-digit strikeout game of the season.
dodgers A run scored in the first when Mookie Betts doubled and came home on Smith’s single.
Braves The run got back in the bottom of the first on Austin Riley’s RBI double. It was the 21st time Atlanta scored in the first inning, scoring a major league-leading 42 runs in the first inning.
Los Angeles took a 4–1 lead with a three-run rally in the second. East Braves Jason Hayward hit a solo homer, his fifth and dodgers A fielding error by first baseman Matt Olson on Smith’s bases-loaded double added two unearned runs.
dodgers tacked on a run in the seventh when Max Muncy singled home Bates, who scored for the third time
Los Angeles put it away in the ninth inning off Michael Tonkin, scoring three runs. Freddy Freeman singled to extend his hitting streak to 13 games, Muncie drew a walk, and JD Martinez hit a three-run homer. Martinez, who homers twice on Monday, has nine this season.
– Field Level Media