Braves' Fried takes liner off hand; X-rays clean

LOS ANGELES -- Atlanta Braves left-hander Max Fried exited Tuesday's start against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning after taking a line drive off his pitching hand.

X-rays came back negative, and the Braves said Fried is day-to-day with a contusion on the hand.

Fried, born and raised in nearby Santa Monica, California, couldn't dodge an 86 mph line drive off the bat of Dodgers outfielder Alex Verdugo to begin the bottom of the second.

Fried threw two warm-up pitches, then gave way to reliever Josh Tomlin. Verdugo eventually came around to score on an RBI single by Justin Turner, leaving Fried with a final line of four runs on four hits and a walk in one-plus innings.

"I kind of saw it come toward me, and it looked like it was coming toward my face, so I just tried to protect myself and felt it hit the side of my hand," Fried told reporters. "Luckily I think I knew from right when it hit that it wasn't anything too bad, but it's just frustrating. You never want to come out of a game like that."

The Dodgers won 9-0 for their ninth straight win at home.