Ozuna, Braves beat Miami, clinch 3rd straight NL East title

Bryse Wilson pitched 5 scoreless innings, Marcell Ozuna drove in 5 runs with 4 hits that integrated two homers and the Atlanta Braves clinched their 3rd immediately NL East name by way of beating the Miami Marlins 11-1 on Tuesday night time.

Atlanta hit 5 homers, together with pressure by way of Dansby Swanson and Freddie Freeman off Nick Vincent in a five-run 7th. Freeman drove in two runs with 3 hits.


After Jorge Alfaro covered out to Freeman to finish the sport, Braves gamers hugged at the box and exchanged high-fives within the dugout.

Wilson (1-Zero) allowed 3 hits and one stroll, hanging out a career-high seven. It was once an sudden appearing by way of the 22-year-old right-hander, who had a 7.04 ERA in 4 reduction outings and were on the crew’s trade coaching website till Monday. He had no longer began since July 16 final yr at Milwaukee.

Atlanta clinched its file 20th department name, another than the New York Yankees. The Braves gained 14 immediately in finished seasons from 1991-2005 however have no longer gained a postseason collection since 2001 and feature no longer gained a championship since 1995.

Miami remained in place to earn its first playoff berth since successful the 2003 Global Collection.

Ozuna hit a first-inning homer off José Ureña (Zero-Three), who allowed 4 runs in six innings. Ozzie Albies homered in the second one, and Ozuna added a two-run double within the 5th and drove in Freeman with a 450-foot homer to heart box within the 8th.

Starling Marte led off the 6th with a homer off Josh Tomlin.



Marlins: INF Sean Rodriguez, who was once designated for project on Sunday, has cleared waivers and reported to the trade coaching website in Jupiter.

Braves: Wilson is the 13th beginning pitcher for Atlanta this season. He was once recalled on Monday when LHP Cole Hamels was once close down with left shoulder fatigue after making just one get started.


Snitker mentioned the Braves have been ready for a low-key birthday party, because of social distancing regulations within the pandemic. He mentioned Primary League Baseball “just about limited all that” because of area constraints within the clubhouse.

“I believe we cross in and air high-five to everyone,” Snitker mentioned.


Marlins: RHP Sixto Sánchez will search for his 2d win over the Braves in about two weeks on Wednesday night time. He allowed best 3 hits in six innings in an Eight-Zero win at Atlanta on Sept. Eight.

Braves: LHP Max Fried (7-Zero, 1.96) will attempt to give a boost to his Cy Younger Award candidacy. Fried has allowed 12 runs in his 10 begins.

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