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Braves make it two straight over Rays

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Max Fried retired Tampa Bay's first 14 batters and combined with three relievers on a four-hitter as the Atlanta Braves beat the Rays 2-1 Thursday night.

Dansby Swanson had a run-scoring single in Atlanta's two-run second inning. Fried struck out seven while allowing one run in 6 2/3 innings. The left-hander improved to 4-0 in four interleague starts.

Luke Jackson and Shane Greene combined for four outs before Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for his second save. Left fielder Adam Duvall made a diving catch on the warning track of Jose Martinez's drive off Melancon to open the ninth.

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