Braves top Marlins on Gattis homer in 10th, win 4-2

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The fourth career home run against the Marlins for Evan Gattis was also the first walk-off home run of his career.

Bears enjoy fish very much, so it's no surprise that it was El Oso Blanco who devoured the Marlins.

Evan Gattis and the Braves walked off on the Marlins with a 10th-inning homer, winning by a 4-2 score.

Julio Teheran had a wonderful performance despite coughing up a second-inning home run to Garrett Jones. He would settle down after the homer to strike out eight Marlins over seven innings while holding them to a single run.

Tom Koehler kept Miami's lead intact with six strikeouts through four innings while allowing just one hit, but Andrelton Simmons rewarded Teheran in the fifth inning with his third homer of the year to tie the score at one.

The Braves chased Koehler in the seventh with a pair of one-out singles. Mike Dunn was brought in to face Jason Heyward, 1 for 18 for the year against lefties, but Dunn left a fastball where Heyward could hit it and paid the price for it, giving up the go-ahead run on a single to right. In the eighth, Dan Uggla and the new transfer rule almost cost the Braves the lead.

Jordan Walden ran into one-out trouble in the eighth, giving up a hit and a walk with Giancarlo Stanton lurking. Stanton hit the ball right to Simmons who fed Uggla a clean throw, but Uggla never had the ball secure in his glove even though the initial call was out. A challenge reversed the call, meaning the bases were now loaded with one out. Walden recovered with a strikeout and a groundout to preserve the lead...temporarily.

Craig Kimbrel issued a leadoff walk to start the ninth and catcher's interference put two on with no outs before Derek Dietrich tied the score with a double. Kimbrel would rebound, however, to strike out three in a row. Carlos Marmol tried to help the Braves in the bottom of the ninth; a double and two walks loaded the bases, but nothing came to fruition, sending the game to extra innings.

No worries, though, as Evan Gattis ended the game with a two-run walk-off bomb in the 10th.

Win Expectancy

Source: FanGraphs
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