Offense leads the way as Braves open doubleheader vs. Nationals with first win of season

The Braves are finally in the win column, taking Game 1 of Wednesday’s doubleheader in Washington, 7-6. The game was seven innings in accordance with MLB’s doubleheader rule. The game was a shootout. The Nationals scored four times in the first inning to take a 4-1 lead. The Braves answered with five runs in the second. There were 11 combined runs scored in the first two innings. It was a rough start for Braves ace Max Fried, who lasted only two innings. Fried surrendered five runs on eight hits and took a comebacker off his lower calf in the second inning. He needed 49 pitches to get six outs…

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