J.D.Martinez hit two home runs and Freddie Freeman had a double and a homer to help the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers overcome a four-run deficit and beat the Atlanta Braves 8-6 in the opener of a three-game series matching the National League’s two winningest teams.
Martinez went 4-for-5 with a pair of solo shots.
Freeman, who played for Atlanta from 2010-21, went 3-for-5 and extended his hitting streak to 12 games.
Evan Phillips (1-0) worked one scoreless relief frame for the win.
Brusdar Graterol got the last four outs and earned his third save.
Atlanta starter Charlie Morton (5-4) pitched five innings and allowed six runs on seven hits.
Eddie Rosario hit a three-run homer for the Braves.
Guardians 3, White Sox 0 Hunter Gaddis and four relievers combined on a three-hit shutout and Mike Zunino hit a two-run homer as Cleveland snapped a three-game skid with a win over visiting Chicago.
Gaddis (1-1), recalled from Triple-A Columbus to fill in for Peyton Battenfield, who went on the 15-day injured list, allowed two hits over six innings for his first major league victory.
Emmanuel Clase retired the White Sox in order in the ninth for his 16th save.
The unexpected pitchers’ duel featured Gaddis and the White Sox’s Jesse Scholtens (0-2), who allowed one run on two hits over five innings after opener Jimmy Lambert pitched a scoreless first.
Scholtens was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte to replace expected starter Mike Clevinger, who landed on the IL.
Rays 6, Blue Jays