Early Lead Sends Marlins Over Braves In Game Two
Everyone Contributes In Marlins' Third Straight Win
The Marlins were able to win their third consecutive game, and move to 3-2 since the All-Star break with a 6-5 victory over the Braves last night.
Jacob Turner got the start and pitched well, allowing two earned runs over five innings while allowing four hits, two walks and striking out four.
Mike Minor opposed him, but the Marlins were able to score six runs off of the southpaw over three plus innings of work.
Miami took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning of this one. Christian Yelich, Donovan Solano and Giancarlo Stanton all singled to load the bases with none out, and the first run of the game scored on a double play groundball off the bat of Casey McGehee.
The Braves, however, tied the game with a run of their own in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by Jason Heyward.
The Marlins retook the lead in the top half of the third inning though, on an RBI double by Stanton:
Miami scored two more runs that inning on an RBI groundout by McGehee and RBI single by Jeff Baker.
Stanton's 66 RBIs lead the way in the National League, and McGehee isn't far behind as he has 57 RBIs to his credit.
Miami's bats didn't stay silent for long though, as they extended their lead in the top of the fourth on an RBI single by Yelich and an RBI groundout off the bat of Marcell Ozuna.
The Braves would score just one run until the bottom of the eighth inning though, when they made a strong attempt to tie the game.
Two batters later, with Bryan Morris in the game, Heyward collected his second and third RBIs of the evening on a base hit up the middle, scoring both Upton brothers.
With the win, Miami moves to 47-52 on the season but remain 8.5 games back of the Nationals for first place in the division.
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