Bases loaded in the ninth of a 1-1 game and the Marlins couldn't score. They weren't about to let it happen twice. In the 10th with the bags packed again, this time with one out instead of none as was the case an inning earlier off Craig Kimbrel, the Marlins got a two-run single from Garrett Jones. That propelled them to a series-opening, 3-1 win against the Braves at Turner Field Monday. The Marlins, who improved to 6-9 in extra-inning games, got their first set of back-to-back victories since July 5-6. "We've been grinding out some games and today was no different," Jones said. "Great pitching on both sides and it was going to take one hit to pretty much win the game. I'm glad I was able to come through finally." Right-hander Shae Simmons took the loss after giving up almost as many hits to left-handed hitters as he'd allowed (three) in 39 at-bats entering the game. Christian Yelich led off with a single and scored the go-ahead run.
Koehler-Teheran pitching duel ends with Marlins' 10-inning win
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Jul 22