Sunday, June 18, 2017

Braves Walk Off Marlins Again

     The Miami Marlins lost in a walk-off fashion for the second straight game as they fell to the Atlanta Braves 5-4 at SunTrust Park on Sunday. The Marlins return home for a 10-game home stand beginning Monday. It will be their final appearances in Miami prior to the 2017 All-Star Game.
     It was not until the sixth inning before Miami(30-37) scored to get up 2-0. Justin Bour singled into center field which brought in Dee Gordon and Christian Yelich.
     Atlanta(31-37) battled back with four runs in the bottom of the seventh. Kurt Suzuki scored on a sacrifice fly by Rio Ruiz to left field. Johan Camargo then got a base hit into center which scored Dansby Swanson. Three batters later, Nick Markakis followed with a two-run single to left-center field with Camargo and Ender Inciarte crossing the plate on the play.
     The Marlins tied the contest 4-4 in the top of the eighth inning. Marcell Ozuna blasted a two-run homer to left field on a 0-1 pitch for his 18th home run of the season.
     The Braves got the victory in the ninth inning. Brandon Phillips hit the ball up the middle past the five-player infield for Camaro to score and win the game.

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