Ozuna capped a four-run second inning with a three-run blast off
Atlanta starter Aaron Harang (3-2), and Yelich added a two-run shot in
the fourth to lead the Marlins, who have scored 18 runs in two games
against the National League East leaders. Eovaldi (2-1) held the Braves
to one run on three hits with five strikeouts.
Harang, who started the day leading the majors in ERA, was
pounded for nine runs on 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings. The Braves,
who finished with three hits in Monday’s 9-0 series-opening
loss, got two doubles from Jason Heyward and a ninth-inning
two-run homer from Justin Upton.
The Marlins jumped on Harang in the second with four consecutive
hits. Garrett Jones singled home Casey McGehee — who finished
with three hits — and Ozuna followed with his fourth homer of
the season, the first homer allowed by Harang in six starts, to
stake Miami to a 4-0 lead.
Miami pushed the advantage to 5-0 on Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s
third-inning sacrifice fly, and Yelich’s first homer of the
season with one on and two outs in the fourth just cleared the
railing in right-center to make it 7-0. Ozuna, Saltalamacchia,
Jones and Adeiny Hechavarria added two hits each.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Braves lost consecutive games for the first
time since April 6-8 and lost for only the second time in nine
series. … Seven of Miami’s 15 hits were for extra bases. …
Harang’s ERA rose from 0.85 to 2.97.
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