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Gattis' 10th-inning homer lifts Braves over Marlins, 4-3
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Atlanta Braves starter Alex Wood pitches to the Miami Marlins during the second inning of a game on Friday in Miami. - photo by J. Pat Carter

MIAMI — Evan Gattis hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.

Gattis drove the first pitch from Bryan Morris (7-1) to the top of the wall in center. Gattis motored into third with a triple when the ball was originally ruled in play, but a replay review showed it hit the wall above a yellow line for his 22nd homer.

David Carpenter (6-3) pitched 1 2-3 innings for the win and Craig Kimbrel finished for his 43rd save in 47 opportunities.

Atlanta had a 3-1 lead before Casey McGehee hit a tying two-run single off Jordan Walden in the eighth. Christian Yelich started the rally with a leadoff walk against Alex Wood, and then Walden walked Donovan Solano to put two runners on.

Wood allowed two runs and six hits, struck out five and walked two. He also helped himself with a two-run single in Atlanta's three-run fourth.

Nathan Eovaldi struck out seven in 6 1-3 innings for Miami. He allowed three runs and eight hits with one walk.
Jeff Baker hit an RBI single in the fourth, trimming Atlanta's lead to 3-1 and stopping Wood's scoreless streak at 14 innings.

MATCHUP FACTOR

3B Phil Gosselin replaced Chris Johnson in the Braves' lineup. Johnson is a 0 for 12 for his career against Eovaldi.

UP NEXT

Braves RHP Julio Teheran (13-10, 2.90 ERA) will start the series finale against Marlins LHP Brad Hand (2-6, 4.79 ERA). In Teheran's previous start on Monday, the Braves were no-hit by Phillies LHP Cole Hamels and three relievers.

TRAINER'S ROOM:

Marlins: After two days of light tossing, RHP Henderson Alvarez will throw in the bullpen Sunday and the results could determine if he will return to the rotation. Alvarez left his previous start against the Mets on Monday because of a left oblique strain. Alvarez lasted 2 1-3 innings and allowed four runs and three hits.

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