Brad Hand threw seven strong innings and drove in two runs with sacrifice bunts and the Miami Marlins ended a six-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
Rookie Mike Foltynewicz won for the first time in three starts since returning to the Braves rotation as Atlanta downed the slumping Miami Marlins 7-2 on Saturday night.
The day before his 25th birthday, pitcher Brian Ellington received the gift of a lifetime. He was leaving the minor leagues to pitch for the Miami Marlins.
Nick Markakis had three hits, including a tie-breaking two-run double in the seventh inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the struggling Miami Marlins 6-3 on Friday night.
Eury Perez drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Nick Markakis had three RBIs to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 9-8 on Thursday night.
The Miami Marlins continue their western swing hoping to build off a strong finish in Arizona.
A.J. Ramos served up a 2-run homer to Jeff Francoeur in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Miami Marlins fell 8-7 to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Chad Billingsley had his best outing in nearly three years and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Saturday night.
The Marlins have gone 8-6 since Giancarlo Stanton went on the disabled list, with their feeble offense finally showing signs of life.
The first half of the 2015 season has not been particularly kind to the Miami Marlins.