LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Dansby Swanson got his bat going with a three-hit game and Matt Kemp recorded two of the extra-base hits that soured Daniel Norris' frustrating outing as the Braves claimed an 11-3 win over the Tigers on Monday night at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex.Kemp,
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Dansby Swanson got his bat going with a three-hit game and Matt Kemp recorded two of the extra-base hits that soured Daniel Norris' frustrating outing as the Braves claimed an 11-3 win over the Tigers on Monday night at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex.
Kemp, Adonis Garcia and Tyler Flowers doubled during a two-run second inning that began the troubles for Norris, who allowed 13 hits and nine earned runs over three-plus innings. The Tigers left-hander retired just six of the final 20 batters faced and exited after surrendering four straight hits to open the bottom of the fourth.
"I'm excited to come out and throw and then ... quite frankly, it's embarrassing," said Norris, who chalked up his struggles to a dead arm. "You're walking off the mound and people are cheering, 'Finally, this dude's out of there.' That's just embarrassing. I love this game more than anything and I go out there and embarrass myself. That's frustrating."
• After rough outing, Norris cites 'dead arm'
Swanson recorded a pair of doubles, including one that fueled Atlanta's four-run third and also snapped his 0-for-14 skid since returning from a two-week absence caused by strained muscle in his right side. The Braves shortstop added a leadoff single in the fourth, during which he scored on a Kemp triple that was awarded after his sinking liner eluded Michael Mahtook in left field.
"You could see Dansby's timing was coming back the past couple days," Braves manager Brian Snitker said. "He had some good at-bats tonight, a lot of our guys did."
Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz closed his impressive Grapefruit League season in effective fashion, allowing three runs and nine hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Foltynewicz surrendered three straight hits, including Victor Martinez's RBI single, to begin the fourth and then allowed four more singles in the sixth, including Tyler Collins' two-out, two-run single.
• Foltynewicz comfortable, confident entering season
Tigers Up Next:Michael Fulmer gets a start under the lights in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, when the Tigers face Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees at 6:35 p.m. ET on Gameday Audio. Ian Kinsler and Justin Upton are among Detroit's regulars scheduled to make the short trek down Interstate 4.
Braves Up Next:Jaime Garcia will make his final start of the Grapefruit League season when the Braves host the Orioles on Tuesday at 1:05 p.m. on Gameday Audio. Swanson is among Atlanta's regulars expected to be in the lineup.
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