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MIAMI (AP) – Sean Newcomb allowed no runs for the third start in a row and gave up only one hit in six innings to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Sunday.

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Newcomb (4-1) has pitched 20 consecutive scoreless innings and last allowed a run on April 26.

Brian Anderson’s double in the second inning was the lone hit off the left-hander, who has given up five hits total in his past three starts. Newcomb walked four, struck out six and lowered his ERA to 2.51.

With the score 4-0, Atlanta closer Arodys Vizcaino came on after the first two batters singled in the ninth. He gave up a three-run pinch-hit homer to Justin Bour with one out, then retired the next two batters for his seventh save in eight chances, completing a four-hitter.

Ender Inciarte hit his third homer of the year and his second in two games for the NL East-leading Braves, who took three of four in the series. They have won 10 of their past 11 road games and improved to 38-20 at Marlins Park.
Jose Urena (0-6) allowed three runs in six innings. The Marlins’ opening day starter remained winless in nine outings after going 14-7 last year.

Miami shortstop Yadiel Rivera failed to catch Nick Markakis’ routine two-out popup in the first inning, which allowed Freddie Freeman to score from first base.

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Ronald Acuna Jr. doubled to lead off the sixth, and Inciarte homered with two outs. Marlins pitchers have allowed 16 homers in the past eight games.


Bour’s pinch-homer was his third this season and the fifth of his career, a franchise record.


Marlins 1B Miguel Rojas was hit by a pitch on the left arm in the seventh by Sam Freeman and left the game in the eighth.

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