Max Fried allowed three hits over six scoreless innings and the Braves mustered enough timely hitting for a 3-0 victory over the host Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, sending the National League Division Series to Atlanta tied at a game apiece.
Fried was in control throughout, yielding singles in the second and fourth, and a two-out double to Willy Adames in the sixth. Fried, who won his last seven decisions to finish 14-7, struck out nine with no walks.
Milwaukee had two runners in the each of the three final innings but failed to convert.
Atlanta, whose only run in Friday's 2-1 opening loss came on Joc Pederson's pinch-hit homer in the eighth, bunched three consecutive hits for two runs in the third inning off Brandon Woodruff.
Jorge Soler doubled with one out and Freddie Freeman followed with an RBI single to right. Ozzie Albies then doubled off the top of the wall in right.
Austin Riley, who had 33 homers during the regular season, put the Braves up 3-0 with a 428-foot solo homer to right-center with one out in the sixth.
The Brewers threatened in the seventh when Luis Urias singled with two outs and Lorenzo Cain walked, but Tyler Matzek relieved and struck out pinch-hitter Tyrone Taylor.
Jace Peterson walked and Kolten Wong singled to open the Brewers eighth, but Matzek retired the next three.
Los Angeles 9, San Francisco 2
Chris Taylor responded to his first start of the postseason with two hits and three runs scored Saturday night, igniting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-2 romp over the host San Francisco Giants in Game 2 of their National League Division Series.
Aided by left-hander Julio Urias' five strong innings, the Dodgers evened the best-of-five series that now heads to Los Angeles for Games 3 and 4.
Urias (1-0) contributed a two-out, RBI single to a two-run second inning before watching his teammates, shut out by three Giants pitchers in Game 1, bust out for the first time in the series with a four-run sixth.
With Los Angeles clinging to a 2-1 lead, Trea Turner's double set the stage for two-run doubles by Cody Bellinger and A.J. Pollock after the Giants pulled starter Kevin Gausman (0-1) three batters into the inning.
Making his first career postseason start, Gausman was charged with four runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out seven.
The Dodgers made it a blowout with a three-run eighth that featured a solo home run by Will Smith. Taylor and Pollock both singled in the inning before pinch-hitter Matt Beaty and Corey Seager provided RBI singles.
Los Angeles bombed the Giants' normally reliable bullpen for five runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Urias, who left for a pinch hitter in the Dodgers' four-run sixth, limited the Giants to one run and three hits. He walked one and struck out five in improving his career postseason record to 7-2.
Donovan Solano and Brandon Crawford drove in the Giants' runs, Solano with a sacrifice fly in the second and Crawford with an RBI single in the sixth.