Marlins Mash Julio Teheran in 9-3 Win Over Atlanta
MIAMI (AP) – Wei-Yin Chen pitched six innings and scored the first run of his career to help the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 9-3 Tuesday.
J.T. Realmuto hit his 13th homer of the season for Miami and drove in four runs. Starlin Castro added a three-run homer, his eighth, and Brian Anderson had three hits and scored three times.
Chen (3-7) allowed three runs and five hits. He doubled to start a five-run fifth for his first extra-base hit in 82 career at-bats, and raced home from third on Realmuto’s grounder, barely beating a poor throw by shortstop Dansby Swanson.
Chen snapped a streak of four consecutive losses and won for the first time since June 16. He has an ERA of 2.18 this year at Marlins Park, compared with 10.47 on the road.
Julio Teheran (7-7) matched a career high by allowing nine runs, seven earned, in 4 1/3 innings. The Braves committed three errors, including one by Gold Glove center fielder Ender Inciarte that led to two unearned runs.
The lopsided result was especially sweet for the Marlins because they had been outscored by the Braves 56-29 while losing six of the eight previous meetings this year.
It was a noisy win, too. Attendance on camp day was 21,673, and the young crowd was the largest at Marlins Park since April 14.
Johan Camargo hit his 10th homer for the Braves, and Freddie Freeman had two of their six hits.
Inciarte made three excellent running catches in the series, but in the third inning he let Anderson’s single roll past him while charging the ball. Derek Dietrich scored from first, while Anderson went to third and scored on Realmuto’s sacrifice fly to put Miami ahead 4-1.
Rookie center fielder Magneuris Sierra, recalled before the game from Triple-A New Orleans, went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in his Marlins debut.
Marlins: 1B/OF Garrett Cooper (sprained right wrist) was placed on the 10-day disabled list and is expected to be sidelined for at least several weeks.
Braves: Following a day off, the Braves return home to face the Dodgers in a four-game series, with RHP Anibal Sanchez (5-2, 2.76) scheduled to pitch Thursday.
Marlins: The Marlins take a day off and then open a four-game series Thursday at home against the Nationals, with RHP Dan Straily (4-4, 4.02) scheduled to pitch the first game.
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