Max Fried gave up one run in seven innings, Dansby Swanson homered and drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Thursday night to spoil Cal Quantrill’s major league debut.

The Braves led 2-1 before scoring three runs in the seventh off Luis Perdomo. Ronald Acuña Jr. drove in Charlie Culberson from third base with a pinch-hit infield single as catcher Francisco Mejia dropped shortstop Manny Machado’s throw when shifting to make the tag. Swanson followed with a two-run homer.

Fried (4-1) allowed four hits. He had seven strikeouts and gave up a fourth-inning homer to Machado.

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Cal Quantrill works in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Cal Quantrill works in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Quantrill (0-1) overcame a shaky first inning to give up two runs on six hits and one walk in 5 2/3 innings. The son of former major league pitcher Paul Quantrill and a 2016 first-round draft pick, Quantrill became San Diego’s fourth starting pitcher to debut this season. He was called up from Triple-A El Paso before the game.

Atlanta’s first three batters against Quantrill (0-1) hit the ball hard. Ozzie Albies hit a triple to right field and scored on Dansby Swanson’s long fly ball. Freddie Freeman added an opposite-field double past Hunter Renfroe in left field but was stranded on second base.

Fried made his first career start against San Diego, the team that made him the No. 7 overall pick in the 2012 draft. The left-hander was traded to Atlanta as part of the 2014 deal that sent outfielder Justin Upton to San Diego.

Atlanta Braves Ozzie Albies loses his helmet rounding second base while hitting a triple against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Atlanta Braves Ozzie Albies loses his helmet rounding second base while hitting a triple against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

The Padres loaded the bases against Jacob Webb with no outs in the eighth but couldn’t score. Josh Tomlin fielded Franmil Reyes’ weak grounder on the mound and threw to the plate to force Ian Kinsler for the first out. Tomlin then struck out Machado and Renfroe.

Acuña had been 3 for 19 in the homestand and was rested before his pinch-hit single. He stayed in the game.

Left-hander A.J. Minter, whose recent struggles threatened to cost him the closer’s job, pitched a perfect ninth in a non-save situation.

Atlanta Braves Ozzie Albies loses his helmet rounding second base while hitting a triple with San Diego Padres Manny Machado looking on during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Atlanta Braves Ozzie Albies loses his helmet rounding second base while hitting a triple with San Diego Padres Manny Machado looking on during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

TRAINER’S ROOM

Padres: RHP Phil Maton was optioned to Triple-A El Paso and RHP Miguel Diaz (torn meniscus) was transferred to the 60-day injured list to clear a roster spot for Quantrill.

Braves: 3B Josh Donaldson was held out for the second straight day with right calf soreness. Manager Brian Snitker said Donaldson was better and “hopefully” will start on Thursday. … CF Ender Inciarte (tightness in right hamstring) started after being limited to pinch-hitting on Tuesday night.

San Diego Padres shortstop Manny Machado celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
San Diego Padres shortstop Manny Machado celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

UP NEXT

Padres: LHP Matt Strahm (0-2, 3.04 ERA) will look for his first win of the season when the four-game series ends on Thursday. He has a 1.50 ERA over his last four starts.

Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (0-0, 6.00), who came off the IL on April 27, will make his second start of the season. He is 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in three career starts against the Padres.

San Diego Padres shortstop Manny Machado (13) follows through on a solo home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
San Diego Padres shortstop Manny Machado (13) follows through on a solo home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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San Diego Padres Cal Quantrill throws against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
San Diego Padres Cal Quantrill throws against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

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