Evan Gattis hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.
The Atlanta Braves are back on track offensively after avoiding their third straight shutout, but now have to face a red-hot right-hander that shut them down only six days ago.
The Miami Marlins are running out of time to start stringing wins together and climb back into the playoff race, and things won’t get any easier on Wednesday.
At a time of the season when wins come at a premium, the Miami Marlins need to get back on track if they want to remain in the hunt for a postseason berth.
The last time Alex Wood started against Miami at Turner Field, he pitched eight strong innings before losing 1-0 to Jose Fernandez.
As baseball enters the final month of the regular season, teams are gearing up for their final push towards a postseason berth.
Jarred Cosart pitched seven effective innings, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Saturday night to stop a three-game losing streak.
While the Atlanta Braves are starting to heat up again, the Miami Marlins are quickly fading.
Justin Upton homered and had three RBIs, Jason Heyward drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Friday night for their third straight win.
Time is running out on the Miami Marlins’ slim wild-card chances, but hope isn’t completely lost with six of their next nine games against the playoff- hopeful Atlanta Braves.