Red Sox Wrap: Braves Take Down Boston After 11 Innings In 9-7 Win

The Red Sox battled but their effort wasn't enough Tuesday night


August 9

The Boston Red Sox fell short after 11 innings of action against the defending-World Series champion Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox dropped to 54-57 on the season, and the Braves improved to 65-46.

Check out the full box score here.

The Fenway faithful got a thriller Tuesday night. The Red Sox and Braves battled for 11 innings, trading the lead multiple times throughout the night. Boston hit three home runs off Atlanta starting pitcher Charlie Morton. But the blasts weren’t enough as Austin Riley came through for the Braves in the top of the 11th inning. The third baseman brought in the two game-winning runs on a single off Red Sox reliever Kaleb Ort. Boston were unable to muster a comeback against Atlanta reliever Tyler Maztek in the bottom of the 11th and lost its third-straight game.

— Arroyo kept his hot streak going Tuesday night, batting 2-for-5 with three RBIs.

— Austin Riley came through in the clutch for the Braves. The National League MVP contender drove in five runs, including the two game-winning runs in the 11th inning. Riley also hit the lone home run of the night for Atlanta, putting him at 3-for-6 on the night. The Braves third baseman came just a double short of hitting for the cycle.

— Verdugo was Boston’s most productive hitter Tuesday night. The right fielder batted 3-for-5 from the plate and scored two runs.

Duran’s home run prop closed at +950 on DraftKings Sportsbook. A $100 bet on the Red Sox center fielder to hit a dinger Tuesday night would have paid out $1,050.

The Red Sox will complete the two-game series against the Braves on Wednesday at Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and full coverage the game will be available using NESN 360 following an hour of pregame coverage.

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