Soler, Riley Send Surging Braves Past Marlins 2-0

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MIAMI (AP) — Jorge Soler snapped a scoreless necktie with a two-out RBI azygous successful the eighth inning, and the Atlanta Braves bushed the Miami Marlins 2-0 Tuesday night.

Pinch-hitter Abraham Almonte drew a one-out locomotion against Miami starter Sandy Alcantara, stole 2nd and precocious to 3rd connected a chaotic pitch. Soler fought backmost from an 0-2 number and deed an opposite-field enactment thrust to close that scored Almonte.

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“In that at-bat, I tried to enactment calm due to the fact that I was a spot anxious,” Soler said. “I fto it travel to me.”

Austin Riley deed his 26th homer, a solo blast disconnected Marlins reliever Anthony Bender successful the ninth. Freddie Freeman had 2 hits for the NL East-leading Braves, who won their 5th consecutive and 12th successful 14 games. Atlanta besides has won 9 consecutive roadworthy games

Chris Martin (2-3) got the triumph by pitching a scoreless seventh. Luke Jackson followed with a scoreless eighth, and Will Smith got his 26th prevention with a cleanable ninth.

“There are immoderate truly bully things that happened successful that game,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “That’s a bully shot game. Solid.”

Alcantara (7-11) was lifted for a pinch-hitter successful the eighth. The right-hander allowed 1 tally and 5 hits, with 7 onslaught outs and 1 walk.

“Sandy was electrical retired of the gate,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. “He had a truly bully breaking ball, pounding the onslaught zone, getting the shot wherever helium wanted it to be. He was connected the attack. He was forcing them to plaything the bat. He was truly good.”

In his 2 past location starts, Alcantara has yielded 3 runs successful 15 innings, portion the Marlins scored once.

“That’s tough, I can’t bash thing astir it,” Alcantara said. “I conscionable person to support my caput up, bash my occupation and support pitching.”

Braves starter Huascar Ynoa and Alcantara matched scoreless innings done the archetypal five. Ynoa constricted Miami to 2 basal runners, portion Alcantara kept the Braves from reaching scoring position.

Atlanta had the archetypal menace successful the sixth. Ynoa reached connected a leadoff infield single, precocious connected a groundout and reached 3rd connected Freeman’s two-out azygous to left. Alcantara retired Riley connected a inning-ending force-out.

Miami loaded the bases successful the bottommost half, but failed to score. Alcantara reached connected a fielder’s prime and precocious connected Miguel Rojas’ azygous that chased Ynoa. Isan Díaz singled disconnected Tyler Matzek earlier the reliever retired Lewis Brinson connected a popular retired and struck retired Jesús Sánchez.

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Ynoa returned from a three-month stint connected the injured database and allowed 3 hits, struck retired 4 and walked 1 successful 5 1/3 innings. The 23-year-old Ynoa broke his pitching hand, slamming it connected the dugout seat successful vexation aft helium was removed from an outing against Milwaukee May 16.

“It was a bully outing, what matters astir is to assistance the squad win,” Ynoa said.


The Braves volition effort to expanse their 3rd consecutive roadworthy bid Wednesday. Their existent roadworthy surge began with a three-game expanse astatine St. Louis connected Aug. 3-5 and continued astatine Washington past weekend.

“I deliberation sometimes for these guys to get connected the road, they tin conscionable get the rest,” Snitker said. “They’re not arsenic successful request arsenic they are astatine location a batch of times.”


The incidental that forced him to miss extended clip prompted Ynoa to bespeak connected channeling emotions.

“I learned a batch from this experience, mostly however to grip the efforts and outings that don’t spell the mode you privation them to,” Ynoa said. “And however to reel them successful and travel backmost adjacent stronger from those atrocious outings.”


The Braves optioned RHP Jacob Webb to Triple-A Gwinnet for Ynoa’s spot connected the roster. … The Marlins optioned LHP Braxton Garrett to Triple-A Jacksonville and recalled RHP Luis Madero. Garrett started the bid opener Monday, and his outing of 3 positive innings was marred by six walks.


RHP Charlie Morton (11-3, 3.49) volition transportation the bid finale for the Braves connected Wednesday, portion the Marlins volition spell with LHP Jesús Luzardo (4-5, 7.52).

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