07/24 20:58 CDT Saltalamacchia, Alvarez lead Marlins past Braves
Saltalamacchia, Alvarez lead Marlins past Braves
ATLANTA (AP) --- Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth
inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time in three starts and the Miami
Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Thursday night.
In taking three of four games, the Marlins won just their second series in the
last 10 against the Braves at Turner Field.
Alvarez (7-5) gave up six hits, two runs and one walk with four strikeouts in
eight innings. The Marlins are 13-3 in his last 16 starts.
Braves closer Craig Kimbrel (0-2), pitching in a non-save situation with the
game tied 2-all to begin the ninth, struck out Garrett Jones and had Marcell
Ozuna struck out, too, but a wild pitch bounced a few feet away from catcher
Evan Gattis and Ozuna reached safely.
With Saltalamacchia batting, Ozuna advanced to second on another wild pitch and
scored on the RBI single to center, easily beating B.J. Upton's throw to the