For the first time this weekend, the Marlins didn't just rely on Giancarlo Stanton to carry the team. In today's game against the Atlanta Braves, Miami was carried by its pitching on the way to a 4-1 victory to avoid a sweep by the Braves.
Jose Urena tossed a gem for the Marlins, allowing one run and three hits in six innings pitched. Urena won for the third time in four starts, and he became the first Marlins pitcher this year to win 10 games.
The Marlins have won 12 of Urena's 18 starts. He last pitched on Monday, when he also tossed a gem. He allowed only one run to the Nationals, but the Marlins would still lose the game.
Brad Ziegler earned the save after shutting down Atlanta in the ninth inning. Before Ziegler saved the game for Miami, Jarlin Garcia and Junichi Tazawa pitched two clean innings to set up Ziegler.
The Marlins did all of their damage in the first inning, when Marcell Ozuna and J.T. Realmuto hit back-to-back homers to put the Marlins up 4-0. Realmuto started at first base, which was his first ever start at the position.
Urena held the Braves to no runs until the sixth, when Ender Inciarte singled home Jace Peterson, cutting the Marlins lead to 4-1. Lucas Sims made his second career start for the Braves, allowing four runs and six hits in six innings.
The Marlins will travel to the nation's capital to take on the Nationals starting Monday at Nationals Park.
Chris O'Grady, who got blasted by Washington in his last start, will take the mound for the Marlins. Nationals ace Max Scherzer will pitch for the Nationals.
Kingfish: Marcell Ozuna (0.19)
Flounder: Lucas Sims (-0.21)
Play of the game: Marcell Ozuna homered, Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich scored (.217)