The Braves got off to a roaring start thanks to a two-out solo homer off the bat of Freddie Freeman in the top of the first but could not really string anything together in the early going of the game.
The Marlins did their best to respond in the bottom half of the inning and after two quick outs did just that. After consecutive singles by Starlin Castro and Justin Bour the Marlins right fielder Brian Anderson doubled off the center field wall to tie the score off Braves starter Mike Soroka.
Atlanta did not wait long to jump back on top against Jarlin Garcia after an Inciarte walk and Tyler Flowers single to right which allowed Ender to score after a bobble by Brian Anderson. Mike Soroka then settled in nicely and the game began to run smoothly for the Braves.
The Braves picked up another single run in the top of the fifth inning on Freddie Freeman’s second shot of the night to center field which scored Acuña in the process extending the Atlanta lead to 4-1.
Miami tried to get something cooking in the bottom of the fifth and after a couple of lucky singles and a walk were in business. With the bases loaded and two men out it looked as though Soroka was going to escape by getting a ground-ball out at third but long-time outfielder-turned-infielder Jose Bautista bobbled a routine ball which allowed a run to score and kept the inning alive. As per normal Braves luck in these situations Derek Dietrich proceeded to unload a double off the left center field wall that cleared the bases and gave the Marlins a 5-4 lead.
After his mistake in the bottom half of the fifth Jose Bautista led off the top of the sixth with a solo shot to left, his first as an Atlanta Brave, which tied the score at 5-all.
Neither team could really build any momentum as the relief cores of both teams were pretty solid throughout the next few innings but the Braves were able to scrap together two runs after a long inning which began with a walk to Freddie Freeman and a single by Nick Markakis. After yet another walk to Ender Inciarte to load the bases the Marlins went to Junichi Tazawa to try and salvage the inning. Tazawa proceeded to walk in two runs after consecutive bases on balls to Tyler Flowers and Johan Camargo boosting the Braves back in front 7-5. Atlanta sadly could not add on after a Ryan Flaherty strikeout and an Ozzie Albies pop-out to end a promising rally.
After a quick shutdown inning in the eighth by Dan Winkler the Braves bats went back to work as Nick Markakis singled and was brought around to score on a Charlie Culberson pinch-hit triple. Ender Inciarte then decided to join in on the fun with a two run homer to right field to put the game out of reach with a 10-5 Braves lead.
Arodys Vizcaino came in and mopped up the final frame and the Braves went on to pick up their second straight victory against the fish.
Overall this game was more of a blowout than it would seem as the game easily could’ve been 10-1 after 4 runs came following Bautista’s two-out error in the fifth inning.