Braves Get 2 Runs in the 8th Inning to Beat Miami For Only Their Third Home Win of the Year

ATLANTA (AP) – Nick Markakis hit a tie-breaking, two-run single off third baseman Nick Prado’s glove with two outs and the bases loaded in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 on Friday night for a rare home win.

The Braves snapped a four-game losing streak and improved to only 3-20 in home games. They began the day tied with Minnesota for the majors’ worst record.

Ian Krol (1-0) pitched a perfect eighth inning and Arodys Vizcaino pitched the ninth for his sixth save in seven chances.

Jeff Francoeur had four hits, all singles, and drove in a run for Atlanta.

Only an overturned call kept the eighth inning alive and made the decisive at-bat by Markakis possible.

His liner off David Phelps (3-3) was initially ruled an error on Prado before it was changed to a hit.

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