A leadoff walk came back to haunt Houston Astros starter Luis Garcia in the bottom of the third as the Braves took the lead.
Eddie Rosario led off with a six-pitch walk then Freddie Freeman singled sharply to left. After Ozzie Albies struck out swinging, cleanup hitter Austin Riley smoked a 0-1 cutter down the left-field line to score Rosario and send Freeman to third. With two on, Jorge Soler walked to load the bases.
But Garcia battled back and got Adam Duvall to pop up to Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel in foul territory and struck out Travis d'Arnaud to end the threat.
The Braves lead 1-0 after three innings but have left six runners on base.