Arcia started at the designated hitter. His last attack, as a discus hitter, came on May 3 and his last start was on April 24. He said he didn’t know he started before he reached Trust Park.
“For me, it’s the same in both cases,” Arcia said through an interpreter, adding that his goal is to “come to the field with the same energy.”
Arcia’s opening was created in part by the decision to hold out against right-hander Ronald Acuña Jr due to a groin sore.
Arcia had two singles in three rackets before the end of the match.
“I’m going to sleep like a baby tonight,” Arcia said.
Red Sox coach Alex Cora and catcher Kevin Blawicki were sent off by board referee Adam Beck after he called up a third hit on Blawiki with base load to finish sixth with the score tied at 3. Down.
Blawicke hit his helmet on the ground while discussing the call and Beck quickly kicked him out. She attacked Cora from the dugout and got into an impassioned row, pointing at the painting and continuing his animated argument after it was also thrown.
Christian Vasquez replaced Plawecki behind the board.
Alpez ended a 0-10 loss by defeating ninth place with one goal against Brasier (0-1). Homer of Arcia was a surprise. He hit just two on the 81 joint rackets with Milwaukee and Atlanta in 2021.
“He’s great because he didn’t play much,” Braves coach Brian Sneeker said. “He did not lose his enthusiasm. He was working.”
The Braves recovered from a 3-0 downturn.
Kenley Jansen (1-0) scored two goals and walked in ninth place without goals.
After matching their season-high in Tuesday night’s 9-4 win, Boston had an early run against Ian Anderson, who allowed three runs in seven strokes in 5 1/3 innings.
Homer Trevor Storey was led in the second half by Alex Verdugo, who doubled with one. It was Homer’s first story with Boston.
The Red Sox pushed their lead to 3-0 in the third when Rafael Devers doubled and scored in one by JD Martinez. Devers claimed his first Grand Slam title on Tuesday night.
The Braves tied the match for third place. After a song composed by Arcia for Atlanta’s first hit by Nathan Eovaldi, Travis Demeritte pulled a fastball over the left field wall for the two-time homer. Dansby Swanson walked, stole second place and scored the goal Double Matt Olson from the central field wall.
Eovaldi allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings. He had six hits with one walk.
With the two-game series split, the Red Sox were denied their first series win since April 11-13, when they captured two of three from Detroit. They ended a streak of six straight losses.
Braves hope Acuña feels better after Thursday’s day off. Acuña felt uncomfortable during Tuesday night’s game. “He woke up and it wasn’t any better,” Snicker said. Acuña has successfully returned from surgery to repair the ACL in his right knee. He hit .282 with two home blocks and five stolen bases in his first 10 games. … Backup C Manny Piña will have surgery at the end of the season after tests revealed ligament and cartilage damage to his left wrist. Peña, 34, was placed on the 10-day casualty list on April 28 with a wrist infection. Peña, who signed a two-year, two-year pre-season contract, is expected to return for spring training next year.
Red Sox: Boston is on hold Thursday before continuing its five-game run in Texas on Friday night. The team did not announce the starting bowlers while waiting for an update on LHP Rich Hill, which could return from the list of those infected with COVID-19.
The Braves: After a day off, LHP Max Fried (4-2, 2.68 ERA) is scheduled to start Friday night’s opener of a three-game series against San Diego. Fried is 2-0 with 0.56 ERA in two starts against the Padres.
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