The Atlanta Braves were edged by the Seattle Mariners 6-5 on Monday night in the opener of a three-game interleague series at SunTrust Park.
It was a tough night on the mound for Mike Foltynewicz, who took the loss for Atlanta after surrendering six runs and nine hits, walking two and striking out three in five and two-third innings.
Andrew Albers, a former member of the Braves organization, picked up the win for Seattle; he gave up four runs (three of them earned) and six hits, walked one and struck out three in five innings.
One highlight of the night for the Braves was a solo home run from Kurt Suzuki that tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the second.
Atlanta broke the tie in that same inning on an RBI single from Ender Inciarte. But the Mariners came charging back, primarily fueled by a three-run fourth inning. The Braves answered with three runs of their own in the bottom of the sixth, but wound up on the losing end of the contest, again, by a final score of 6-5.
The Braves and the Mariners will go head to head again tonight at 7:35 pm. Coverage will be provided on WLAQ AM 1410 via the Braves Radio Network; air time is 6:20 pm.
In a minor league update, the Rome Braves fell to the Columbia Fireflies 6-5 in the finale of a five game set at Columbia, SC on Monday afternoon. The Braves will return to State Mutual Stadium tonight to host the Lexington Legends at 7 pm.
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