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MLB Scores: Braves 5 Marlins 3

For the second straight time, The Marlins fall to the Braves 5-3

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It was Jace Peterson day at the ballpark Saturday afternoon. The Braves young second baseman hit a grand slam and made a few spectacular plays with his glove to wrap up the Braves 5-3 victory. Mat Latos started for the Marlins but had a putrid outing giving up eight hits in only three innings pitched, coughing up all five Braves runs as part of a disastrous 2nd inning. His opposite number Alex Wood, was efficient going seven innings giving up seven hits and one earned run. The earned run, a solo-homer by Giancarlo Stanton his third in two nights as he continues to be as hot as anyone on the ball-club.

The turning point for this one was simple, the Peterson Grand Slam. With the bases loaded, Jace Peterson promptly unloaded them blasting his first career grand-slam off of Mat Latos. The Braves scratched for five runs on the day, all coming in the second inning. The nightmare inning orchestrated by Mat Latos and the Braves' bats, ultimately won the game as the Marlins spent the entire game trying to claw back to no avail.

After having an absolute nightmare of a start, Latos falls to a lowly 1-4 on the season. He left in the third inning with an apparent leg injury and was relieved by Tom Koehler who pitched three inning allowing no earned runs and only two hits in a relief effort.  Steve Cishek appeared in the eighth inning and stayed in the game for the ninth. A throwing error by Cishek led to

For the Braves, Wood advanced to 2-2 on the season, Jim Johnson picked up his 11th hold on the young season setting up Jason Grilli's 11th save of the season.

The Marlins' bats were lead by Giancarlo Stanton who blasted a solo shot to lead off the bottom of the third. Dee Gordon picked up an RBI Single off of Grilli in the ninth scoring Hechavarria and the clubs' third run of the game. Dee Gordon was stranded on first and Giancarlo Stanton flew out to end proceedings Saturday. The Marlins have now dropped six games below the .500 mark at 16-21 marking yet another lost series to their NL East rivals with the series' concluding game Sunday afternoon.


Source: FanGraphs

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