National League Game Summary - Atlanta at Miami|
(Tuesday, July 9th)
Final Score: Atlanta 6, Miami 4
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Justin Upton went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a
home run and two RBI while Julio Teheran pitched into the eighth inning to
carry the Atlanta Braves past the Miami Marlins, 6-4, at Marlins Park.
Teheran (7-4) allowed seven hits and four runs, though only one was earned,
over 7 1/3 innings to earn the victory.
Brian McCann knocked in a pair of runs for Atlanta, which had lost four of
five before surviving Monday's opener of this three-game series, 7-1, in 14
Rob Brantly belted a three-run homer in the loss, Miami's fifth straight after
taking two of three in Atlanta last week.
Henderson Alvarez (0-1) surrendered eight hits and five runs in his six-inning
start. One of the runs was unearned, but the error belonged to Alvarez.
"He really had to work out there," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said of his
Freddie Freeman, who was leading the All-Star Game Final Vote for the NL as of
Tuesday night, doubled and scored on B.J. Upton's sacrifice fly in the second
inning to get the Braves on the board.
The Marlins countered with three runs on one swing of the bat in the bottom
half as Brantly turned on a high fastball and smacked it off the right-field
foul pole for his first home run of the season. All three runs were unearned
because Marcell Ozuna reached on an error prior to the two-out blast.
Justin Upton, who drove in three runs on Monday, doubled home Jason Heyward in
Atlanta's next at-bat and scored the tying run on a McCann sac fly.
Miami answered via Logan Morrison's RBI single in the home half, but it was
the last time the hosts held the lead.
Another Justin Upton two-bagger in the fifth preceded McCann's game-tying
single, and the Braves jumped ahead an inning later courtesy of Alvarez's
error. With B.J. Upton on second, Teheran hit a slow roller that landed
between home plate and third base. Alvarez fielded the ball, and his off-
balanced sidearm throw was well off the mark, allowing the go-ahead run to
A no-doubt leadoff shot by Justin Upton off Ryan Webb in the seventh gave the
Braves a 6-4 lead. It was Upton's 16th home run of the season but first since
"It's nice to swing the bat well tonight," said the younger Upton.
Jordan Walden recorded the final two outs in the eighth behind Teheran, and
Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta's only All-Star selection, hurled a 1-2-3 ninth to post
his 24th save.
Atlanta owns a 12-2 record at Marlins Park, which includes a perfect 5-0 mark
this year ... Alvarez was making his second start of the season. His first
also came against Teheran last Thursday, and neither pitcher factored in the
decision ... Ozuna recorded his eighth assist of the season when he threw out
Chris Johnson at home from center field to end the fourth inning.
07/10 01:05:50 ET