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Miami FL. – The Atlanta Braves (70-46) rally in the ninth inning to close out the series against the Miami Marlins (50-65) 3-1.
Tyler Matzek was credited for his third win of the season (3-2) after relieving pitcher Bryce Elder in the eight inning. Closer Kensley Jansen earned his 27th save of the year.
Elder pitched 7.0 innings, allowing three hits, three walks and a run with 10 strikeouts.
Michael Harris III went 2-4 including a leadoff home run in the top of the ninth inning to tie the game 1-1. After a 11th pitch walk by Vaughn Grissom, William Contreras later singled and drove in Grissom for the go-ahead run.
Grissom went 2-3 including two hits, a run and two walks. In five games, Grissom is batting .389 with seven hits, two home runs, a double, four RBI and a stolen base.
The Braves are headed back to Atlanta to host a four-game series against the division leader, New York Mets (75-40). The projected starters for Game 1 are RHP Spencer Strider (6-4) for the Braves and RHP Carlos Carrasco (13-4) for the Mets.
Monday’s game will start at 7:20 eastern p.m.