Ozuna hits 2 HRs in Braves’ offensive display, beat Marlins 6-3

ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna hit two house runs as a part of the Atlanta Braves’ barrage of extra-base hits of their 6-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday, giving the Braves their first profitable homestand of the season.

Of the Braves’ 11 hits, 9 had been for additonal bases, together with six doubles. Ozuna’s 2nd homer of the sport, his tenth of the season, traveled 458 ft into the higher left-field seats within the 3rd.

Austin Riley had two hits and drove in two runs for Atlanta. Ozuna and Riley hit back-to-back homers off Elieser Hernández within the first inning. Ozzie Albies and William Contreras hit back-to-back doubles to supply a run in the second one.

Riley and Matt Olson delivered run-scoring doubles in consecutive at-bats within the 5th.

Miami’s Jorge Soler supplied the entire crew’s runs by way of hitting two homers. Max Fried (5-2) gave up the primary of the ones within the first inning earlier than posting 5 consecutive scoreless innings.

Within the 5th, Fried gave up back-to-back singles to Willians Astudillo and Nick Fortes earlier than putting out Jon Berti and Jazz Chisholm Jr. Fried walked Soler to load the bases earlier than finishing the inning on Garret Cooper’s susceptible grounder to the mound.

General, the left-hander gave up six hits with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts in six innings.

Kenley Jansen had two strikeouts within the 9th for his twelfth save with Atlanta.

Soler’s 2nd HR, a two-run shot and his eleventh homer of the season, got here off of Jackson Stephens within the 7th.

Hernández (2-5) allowed 4 runs in 4 innings. He gave up 3 homers, elevating his season general to fourteen in 43 2/3 innings.

The Marlins fell to 12-7 towards NL East groups and misplaced two of 3 to Atlanta to finish their streak of 4 sequence wins towards department warring parties.

The protecting International Sequence champions went 4-3 within the homestand, and stepped forward to 5-12 in day video games.

Braves rookie Michael Harris, who was once referred to as up for his debut on Saturday, made a diving catch of Cooper’s sinking liner to heart discipline to open the fourth and drew an ovation from enthusiasts.


Braves: Known as up RHP Jesús Cruz from Triple-A Gwinnett. Cruz, 27, was once signed by way of Atlanta to a minor league contract on April 6 after being launched by way of St. Louis. The reliever posted a 2.84 ERA with 20 strikeouts and just one stroll in 11 video games with Gwinnett. … LHP Tucker Davidson was once optioned to Gwinnett. He was once 1-2 with a 6.46 ERA in 4 video games, together with 3 begins, with Atlanta. … RHP Tyler Thornburg, who had a three.86 ERA in 9 video games, was once launched.


Marlins: Fortes remained within the sport after being hit on his helmet by way of a pitch from Stephens to open the 7th. … OF Avisaíl García returned from the COVID-19 injured record however didn’t play. IF Joe Dunand was once designated for project to transparent a roster spot for García. … RHP Cody Poteet (proper elbow) was once positioned at the 15-day injured record. … 3B/OF Brian Anderson (decrease again spasms) ignored his 2nd consecutive sport. … Chisholm (sore left hamstring) returned after lacking 4 video games.

Braves: RHP Mike Soroka (torn proper Achilles) has departed for the crew’s minor league facility in North Port, Florida, the place he’s going to proceed to arrange for a rehabilitation project. Soroka, recuperating from his 2nd Achilles damage, hopes to go back to the Braves as early as past due July. He has now not pitched in a sport since August 2020.


Marlins: RHP Pablo López (4-2, 2.04) will make his first occupation get started at Colorado when Miami opens a three-game sequence on Monday towards RHP Ryan Feltner (0-1, 5.40). López is 2-0 with a three.38 ERA in two occupation house begins towards the Rockies.

Braves: Rookie RHP Spencer Strider (1-1, 2.22) is predicted to make his first get started within the majors when he faces Arizona RHP Zac Gallen (3-0, 2.22) as Atlanta starts a seven-game shuttle on Monday evening. Strider, 23, has pitched in reduction in each and every of his 11 video games this season however was once a starter within the minors and competed for a place within the rotation in spring coaching.

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