ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Duvall drove in seven runs against his former Atlanta teammates with four hits, including two home runs, and the Miami Marlins beat Max Fried and the Braves 14-8 on Tuesday night.
Duvall’s two-run double during a four-run fourth inning gave Miami the lead. He hit his first homer of the game in the third inning and added a three-run shot in the seventh. He has three homers in the first two games of the series, giving him four for the season.
Duvall tied a Marlins record, becoming the sixth player to drive in seven. He raised his batting average to .267 following a slow start.
“This game is funny,” Duvall said. “It’s just a matter of time. If you keep going out there, keep working, keep swinging, things happen. … I felt like I was in control at the plate. It’s a good feeling.”
The Marlins signed Duvall to a $5 million, one-year deal after he hit five homers in nine games for Atlanta against Miami last season. Now he’s proving he can produce on the other side of the NL East rivalry.
“I felt a little amped up playing against guys I played with for a while,” Duvall said. “I have nothing but respect for those guys over there.”
Brian Anderson also homered for Miami, which has won three consecutive games. The Marlins collected 17 hits and scored at least three runs in four innings.
“We kept putting runs on the board and that’s what we want to do,” said Miguel Rojas, who had three hits.
Added Miami manager Don Mattingly: “It was one of those nights where everything kind of went our way,”
Fried (0-1) gave up eight runs, seven earned, and nine hits in four innings.
“It’s just something he’s going to have to work through,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “… I just think he needs to be aggressive and trust his…