Braves pinch hitter Daniel Castro gets a single in his first major league at bat during the seventh inning against the Red Sox on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton / Curtis Compton
Photo: Curtis Compton
Photo: Curtis Compton

Braves 5, Red Sox 2

How the game was won: Daniel Castro — who was just called up from Triple-A Gwinnett today — made his major-league debut when he pinch-hit for Nick Masset in a 2-2 game in the seventh. He poked a single through the ride side of the infield that sent Cameron Maybin from first to third on a hit-and-run. The next batter, Nick Markakis, singled Maybin in for the go-ahead run.

Pedro Ciriaco continues to make the most of his playing time while Andrelton Simmons sits, going 3-for-4 with the game-tying RBI single in the sixth.

Number: 3. The number of home runs Alex Wood has given up in his last 12 1/3 innings. He’d given up two in his previous 67 innings. Wood pitched a good game overall, finishing with five hits allowed, seven strikeouts and two runs (one earned) in six innings.

What’s next: The Braves could earn their first series victory since they took three out of four against the Milwaukee Brewers May 21-24. Shelby Miller (5-2, 2.02 ERA) will take the mound against Clay Buchholz (3-6, 4.22 ERA).

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