Teheran was the story in this one as he came in struggling having allowed 19 runs in his last 21.1 innings spanning four starts. Teheran was masterful however on Friday allowing three hits and two walks over six shutout innings.
All the runs that Atlanta would need came in the fourth inning. The Braves caught a break when Marcell Ozuna lost a fly ball off the bat of Freddie Freeman that resulted in a lead off double. Freeman later scored the game’s first run on a single by Nick Markakis.
The Braves weren’t finished. Markakis moved to second on a wild pitch and advanced to third on a ground out by Tyler Flowers. After a walk to Jace Peterson, Dansby Swanson served a single to left to score Markakis to make the score 2-0.
Miami cut the deficit in half in the seventh when Justin Bour launched the first pitch he saw from Eric O’Flaherty into the second deck for solo home run. O’Flaherty escaped the inning without any further damage with the Braves still leading 2-1.
Atlanta tacked on an insurance run in the eighth when Freeman got things started with a two-double to left center. Matt Kemp followed with a slow grounder to third. Derek Dietrich’s throw across skipped past Bour at first with Freeman scoring on the play.
Arodys Vizcaino worked around a two-out single by Christian Yelich in the eighth by striking out Ozuna to end the threat. Jim Johnson came on and worked a perfect ninth to earn his sixth save of the season.