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Braves walk off against Marlins

The Braves came all the way back in the ninth.

MLB: Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The sluggish Marlins were anything but in the first inning of the game when Dee Gordon led off with a triple and was brought in later on a Christian Yelich single to give Sean Newcomb a rude welcoming. Marcell Ozuna then tripled to right bringing Yelich in to score. To cap it off third baseman Brian Anderson hit a laser single to center to score Ozuna bringing the Marlins early lead to 3-0.

The Braves didn’t lay down for long though as in the bottom of the second Rio Ruiz hit a single in front of Dansby Swanson who hit a grounder to second which Dee Gordon promptly threw away. It was scored a hit and an error putting runners on second and third. Jace Peterson, who had a big night, then hit a line drive to left to score two, narrowing the margin to 3-2.

The Braves were not done there however when the 5th inning came around. Ender Inciarte led off the inning with a triple to right and Ozzie Albies hit a sac fly to bring Ender in to tie the game. After a strikeout of Freddie Freeman, Matt Kemp unloaded to left center giving the Braves their first lead of the game.

After Lucas Sims pitched a scoreless inning in relief, bullpen revelation Sam Freeman was brought in against the top of the Marlins lineup in the seventh. Freeman got two quick outs and then proceeded to walk Stanton and Yelich causing Brian Snitker to bring in flamethrower Jose Ramirez who allowed a single to Marcell Ozuna to tie the game at 4.

In the top of the 8th the Braves rookie second baseman allowed Brian Anderson to reach on a fielding error. A.J Ellis then laid down a sacrifice bunt moving Anderson up to second and after a strikeout of Derek Dietrich, pinch hitter Ichiro Suzuki singled to give the Marlins the lead 5-4.

Rex Brothers had a good inning in the top of the 9th striking out the side which consisted of Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna and J.T. Realmuto.

Brad Zigler was brought in to try to close the game out for the Marlins and proceeded to allow a leadoff double to clutch hitter Matt Adams who was pinch run for with Nick Markakis who came out with a brace on his right hand. Ender Inciarte was next up and hit a grounder to advance Markakis to third with 1 out. Ozzie Albies was next up and hit a laser double in the gap to score Markakis tying the game at 5. The Marlins then walked Freeman intentionally to bring up Lane Adams who replaced Matt Kemp in left field earlier in the inning who proceeded to ground out to third. This left it all up to Kurt Suzuki who hit a laser down the line to walk off and beat Miami 6-5.

Jace Peterson had a good game in what was the first time this season the Braves went without Nick Markakis in the starting lineup. Swanson and Inciarte continued their good hitting with both having 2-hit games. Newcomb tallied a game score of 46.

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