Braves Drop Series Opener to Tampa 5-3
ATLANTA (AP) – Erasmo Ramirez won his second straight start, Asdrubal Cabrera homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Evan Longoria and Logan Forsythe both drove in a run for Tampa Bay, which has won two straight and five of seven.
Ramirez (2-1) gave up two hits, three runs and two walks and struck out five in five innings. The right-hander has a 2.25 ERA over his last nine appearances, including three starts.
Brad Boxberger pitched the ninth, earning his 11th save in as many chances by retiring Andrelton Simmons on a groundout, Cameron Maybin on a flyout and striking out pinch-hitter Adonis Garcia in his major league debut.
All of the Rays’ runs came off Braves starter Mike Foltzynewicz (2-1).
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