Although their rotation has prompted their latest winning streak, the Atlanta Braves needed an offensive boost from an unlikely source to extend the run.
B.J. Upton had four hits, including the game-winning single in the 11th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 for their fifth straight win on Saturday night.
Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer and the Braves beat the Miami Marlins 9-4 on Sunday.
After an offseason of fire sale trades and fan angst, the 2013 Miami Marlins will finally take the field Monday night for the team’s home opener against the Atlanta Braves.
While the Miami Marlins shed salary and gave up on at least the 2013 season, other teams in the National League East are trying to become contenders, namely the Atlanta Braves.
ames Shields allowed one run in 6 1-3 innings Sunday to win for the first time in his past five starts, and the Tampa Bay Rays completed a three-game sweep by beating the Miami Marlins 4-2 Sunday.
Anibal Sanchez made his spring debut in Charlotte Wednesday, dominating Tampa Bay and striking out four in two scoreless innings. leading the Miami Marlins to a 4-2 victory over the Rays.