Arroyo’s pinch slam sends surging Red Sox past Braves, 10-8


Boston Red Sox’s Christian Arroyo (39) gestures as he rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam during the seventh inning of the team’s baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — Christian Arroyo slugged a pinch-hit grand slam in the seventh to give Boston the lead and the surging Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 10-8.

Boston recovered after blowing a 6-3 lead.

Freddie Freeman hit a go-ahead homer for Atlanta in the sixth inning after Dansby Swanson’s three-run shot tied it in the fifth.

The Red Sox now trail AL East-leading Tampa Bay by one game.

Boston has won three consecutive games and five of seven.

The Red Sox loaded the bases against Shane Greene in the seventh.

Left-hander A.J. Minter gave up Arroyo’s fourth homer deep to left field.

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