The Marlins and Braves meet at Turner Field for the first time this season, and Atlanta doubles their win total at home for the season.
Game 1: Adam Conley vs. Williams Perez
Perez had another great start for the Braves, going 6 innings and giving up just two earned runs. He has lowered his season ERA to 3.72; however, he would leave this game with a no-decision. Marlins’ Conley gave up just two earned runs as well, but surrendered eight hits in just 4.1 innings pitched. Atlanta managed just two runs off of those eight hits due to their inability to hit with runners in scoring position. Miami scored both of their runs in the top of the third inning off of a Marcell Ozuna double and a Justin Bour groundout. The Braves would answer with two runs in the fifth inning on a double to the wall by Tyler Flowers and a single by Jeff Francouer. Kelly Johnson led off the bottom of the eighth with a double on a high pop up that somehow landed in between Adeiny Hechavarria and Cole Gillespie. Atlanta would go on to get two runs on a Nick Markakis single off the glove of Martin Prado. Arodys Viscaino would sit the Marlins down in order to close the game for his sixth save of the year.
Marlins 2, Braves 4
Game 2: Wei-Yin Chen vs. Aaron Blair
Chen had a solid outing as he went five innings and gave up just two hits and one run. Blair was brought back up from AAA by the Braves to make his sixth start of the year. He lasted five and two thirds innings, and gave up two earned runs. Both of Miami’s runs came in the second inning on a Gillespie triple and a Hechavarria single. Atlanta would get one in the fourth and then take the lead in the sixth on a Markakis single and a Francouer double. The Bravos pulled away in the seventh when Beckham hit a three run home run, his second of the year. He also had a double in the game, going two for four in the game with three RBIs. Jason Grilli and Chris Withrow would pitch the final two innings without giving up a run.
Marlins 2, Braves 7
Game 3: Tom Koehler vs. Julio Teheran
Koehler was able to put together a nice outing despite being somewhat wild at times. He gave up just three hits and two earned runs through seven innings. Teheran struggled at times, mostly after he appeared to injure is leg; however, he gave up just three runs in a little over five innings of work. This was definitely not up to his recent standards although it was a decent start. Both teams were able to put a run on the board in the fourth inning. The Fish added two more in the sixth on a deep Derek Dietrich home run to right (3). They would add three more in the seventh to stretch the lead to five on a Chris Johnson single and a two-RBI double by Dietrich. The Braves attempted a comeback in the eighth, but managed just two runs on RBIs by Beckham and Francouer. AJ Ramos came in to close things out for Miami and got Atlanta 1-2-3 with two strikeouts.
Marlins 7, Braves 3
The Braves win the series 2-1. This is their third series win of the year, and their second against the Marlins. The teams will meet again on June 21 in Miami for a two game series.
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