Miami still has Wild Card aspirations, and the Marlins remain confident they can achieve such a goal. The Marlins have dropped the first two series of the road trip, but will have a chance to win the set with the Braves following a 4-0 victory over Atlanta on Saturday night.
The Marlins quickly got to Atlanta starter Aaron Harang, as Donovan Solano followed a Christian Yelich strikeout in the first with his third home run of the season to left field.
Remaining patient at the plate, the Marlins added another run against Harang in the third. Yelich walked with two outs, and after a Solano single, Giancarlo Stanton hit an RBI single up the middle to give Miami a two run edge.
Harang consistently had trouble against the top of Miami's order, and Solano's two-out RBI single in the fifth ended his day.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia scored on a passed ball in the sixth, and that is all the offense the Marlins would need to support another solid outing by Jarred Cosart.
In seven innings, Cosart didn't allow a run and struck out five, adding to the success he has had since being acquired.
Mike Dunn worked around a bases loaded jam in the eighth, and Steve Cishek struck out three of the four batters he faced to end the game.
Miami will look to take the series on Sunday afternoon.
Hero of The Game: Jarred Cosart (+.233 WPA)
Goat of The Game: Garrett Jones (-.072 WPA)
Play of The Game: Donovan Solano homered in the first, giving Miami an early 1-0 edge. (+.113 WPA)