Kevin Gausman and the bullpen split 2 hits, and the Braves finally scratched across some runs late to even the series at 2 – 2, finish the road trip at 5 – 2, and put a 22 games in 20 days ordeal behind them at 13 – 9.
The Braves had 9 hits, but only 1 of them came in the 3-run 8th. Charlie Culberson led off with a single, Tyler Flowers was hit by a pitch, and Dansby Swanson sacrificed them over. After an Ozzie Albies pinch-walk, a Derek Dietrich throwing error to the plate allowed 2 runs to score. Albies advanced to 3rd, where he scored on an Ender Inciarte sacrifice fly. The Braves opened the scoring in the 6th, with a Nick Markakis walk, a Johan Camargo ground out, and a Flowers single.
Gausman finished with 80 pitches in 5 innings, walked 1, and struck out 5. Jesse Biddle, Dan Winkler, Brad Brach, and A.J. Minter closed it out with an inning apiece, cumulatively allowing only a walk to go with the other Marlins hit.
The Braves now stand at 73 – 57, and hold a 3 game lead over the Phillies.
Tampa Bay comes to town on Tuesday.