The Miami Marlins held off the Atlanta Braves again, as Nathan Eovaldi and Alex Wood tangled again. This time around, both pitchers were not as good as last time. Eovaldi struck out seven in 6 2/3 innings, but he gave up three runs, all of which came in a crucial and ugly fourth inning. Eovaldi beaned Justin Upton, then gave up singles to Evan Gattis and Andrelton Simmons to drive in the first run. With two outs and runners on second and third, he intentionally walked B.J. Upton to get to the pitcher Wood. But Wood made him pay with a soft line drive on a hittable fastball that drove in two more and gave the Braves the early 3-0 lead.
Wood was not great either, at least compared to his fantastic start a week ago. He went seven innings and struck out five, but also walked two and gave up six hits. He appeared to be doing a decent job holding off the Fish, having given up just one run until the eighth inning. Wood began the eighth and walked Christian Yelich. He then yielded the game over to the bullpen, and the Braves' pen faltered against Miami. Jordan Walden got to an 0-2 count against Donovan Solano, but Solano fought back and drew a walk. The runners moved forward on a Giancarlo Stanton grounder, then Casey McGehee delivered with a base knock to drive in both runners and tie up the game.
Steve Cishek held off a late surge by the Braves in the ninth inning, but Bryan Morris was not as lucky. Evan Gattis led the inning off with a home run that was initially ruled a triple. The Gattis swing was driven deep to center field towards the Monstrosity, and the ball hit just above the yellow line on the Monstrosity's front fence that delineates in and out of play. The umpires reviewed it and ruled it a home run, and the Braves took the 4-3 lead, Craig Kimbrel shut the door for his 42nd save of the season, and the Fish fell 4-3 in extras.
Hero of the Game: Casey McGehee (+0.404 WPA)
Goat of the Game: Bryan Morris (-0.338 WPA)
Play of the Game: Evan Gattis homered in the tenth inning. (-0.361 WPA)