Ender Inciarte doubled home pinch-runner Max Fried with the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th, and Charlie Culberson added some Luke Leeway with a sacrifice fly as the Braves completed the 3 game sweep.
Fried was running for Josh Donaldson, who led off the 10th with a pinch-hit walk. A possibly ill-advised send with nobody out, as Fried is out if catcher Chad Wallach holds onto the throw, but aggression paid off, and what the hell, Fried looked pretty good coming into 3rd, even if he ran out of gas departing it.
Julio Teheran allowed 2 hits and struck out 4 in 6 innings, and stood to benefit when Nick Markakis opened the scoring with a solo home run in the top of the 7th. Dan Winkler pitched a clean 7th, but the Marlins tied the game in the bottom of the 8th.
Early in my work career, a wise man told me, “Let me tell you son – it only takes one ‘Ah, @#$!’ to cancel out ten ‘attaboys’.” Josh Tomlin, who worked out of an inherited bases-loaded, no-out jam on Wednesday, was the culprit in the 8th, allowing 3 straight singles. Tomlin reset his attaboy counter to “1” with a clean 9th.
Luke Jackson pitched the 10th for his 2nd save, allowing a Peter O’Brien double off the ceiling, but striking out 2. Pablo Lopez matched Teheran’s 6 scoreless, allowing 3 hits and striking out 6.