Braves vs. Marlins
When: 1:10 p.m. today
Where: Marlins Park, Miami
On TV: Fox Sports South
MIAMI — Rookie Jace Peterson hit a grand slam for his first major league home run, and the Atlanta Braves overcame another tape-measure shot by Giancarlo Stanton to remain undefeated this year at Marlins Park by beating Miami 5-3 Saturday.
Major league RBIs leader Stanton hit his third long homer in as many games, a solo shot into the upper deck in center field, where a spectator made a one-handed catch five rows in front of the 502-foot sign.
Stanton homered into the TV camera well in center field Friday, and pulled a drive out of Dodger Stadium on Wednesday. He has five of his team’s nine homers at Marlins Park this year, and 11 home runs overall.
Alex Wood (2-2) picked off two runners in seven innings and earned his first victory since he won at Miami in the second game of the season. The Braves are 5-0 at Marlins Park and 12-19 everywhere else.
Jason Grilli gave up a run in the ninth but retired Stanton on a game-ending flyout with a runner on to earn his 11th save in 12 chances.
Atlanta’s Todd Cunningham went 3 for 4 for the second game in a row since being recalled from Triple-A.
The Marlins’ Dee Gordon, who leads the majors in batting, went 1 for 5 with two RBIs, dropping his average to .425.
Mat Latos (1-4) allowed five runs before he left the game in the fourth inning with a bruised left shin after being hit in the leg by Cameron Maybin’s line drive. The Marlins said Latos’ status is day to day.
An inning later, Miami right-hander Tom Koehler was hit in the back of the lower left leg by Nick Markakis’ comebacker. Koehler stayed in the game.
Wood allowed two runs, one earned, and picked off Ichiro Suzuki at first base and Adeiny Hechavarria at second.
Even when Miami runners didn’t get picked off, they had trouble making it home. The Marlins went 2 for 8 with runners in scoring position and are 3 for 21 in the series in those situations.
Atlanta started the second inning with four consecutive hits, including an RBI single by A.J. Pierzynski. With one out, Peterson pulled a pitch into the stands to make it 5-0.
Marlins: RHP Jarred Cosart, who left his most recent start with a cramp in his right thigh, said he felt fine throwing a bullpen session and running sprints before the game. He’s expected to make his next scheduled start Tuesday against Arizona.
Marlins opening day starter Henderson Alvarez (0-2, 4.50) will rejoin the rotation Sunday when he starts against the Braves. The right-hander has been sidelined since April 12 with right shoulder and elbow inflammation. RHP Shelby Miller (4-1, 1.60) will start for the Braves, who have a shot at their first series sweep since winning three in a row in Miami to start the season.