BALTIMORE — Travis d’Arnaud celebrated his new contract with a two-run homer, Jorge Soler additionally went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Baltimore 3-0 Friday night time, extending their successful streak to seven video games whereas handing the Orioles their sixteenth straight defeat.
Max Fried (11-7) allowed 4 hits in his first profession nine-inning full sport, and the NL East-leading Braves matched a modern-era, single-season franchise document with their eleventh consecutive street win. The final time that occurred was in 1956, when the staff was based mostly in Milwaukee.
Baltimore’s dropping streak is its second-longest since shifting from St. Louis in 1954, topped solely by the 1988 staff that began the season 0-21. The Orioles have been outscored 141-42 throughout their present skid, which has left Baltimore with the worst document within the majors (38-83).
Hours earlier than the sport, d’Arnaud signed a two-year, $16 million extension with a membership choice for 2024. The 32-year-old catcher instantly rewarded Atlanta for its present of religion, crushing a second-inning pitch from Keegan Akin (0-8) following a single by Dansby Swanson.
“I instructed him after the sport, dude you’re value each penny,” Braves supervisor Brian Snitker mentioned. “The job he did with Max, too.”
D’Arnaud was delighted to be on the receiving finish of Fried’s masterful throws, and relished the house run that made an exquisite day much more particular.
“It blew my thoughts just a little bit,” d’Arnaud mentioned. “It put us up 2-0 and that’s all we would have liked. It was an actual enjoyable day.”
It was his second homer in 5 video games since coming off a 2 1/2-month keep on the injured record with a sprained left thumb. d’Arnaud additionally had an infield hit and drew a stroll.
Soler made it 3-0 with a solo shot within the third, and Fried made the benefit rise up. The lefty is 4-0 with a 0.67 ERA in August.
Fried struck out 4, walked none and permitted just one runner previous first base. His earlier longest outing was seven innings, completed six instances, and his lone full sport was a six-inning stint in opposition to Cincinnati in 2019.
“I had no intention of taking him out,” Snitker mentioned. “Simply watching him throw and the stuff, I used to be going to let him run with it.”
Trey Mancini had two hits for Baltimore and Ryan Mountcastle prolonged his career-high hitting streak to 12 video games with a first-inning single.
However Fried was too good.
“He had the flexibility to throw strikes with each pitch he had tonight,” Orioles outfielder Austin Hays mentioned. “He was simply pitching forward and forcing us to have to maneuver the bat. He didn’t stroll anyone they usually didn’t make any errors. It was a high quality mixture for them.”
The Orioles, who haven’t gained since Aug. 2, stay in hunt of their second win this month.
“There’s no music within the clubhouse. All people’s simply mad as a result of we’re dropping video games,” Hays mentioned.