Braves benefit from Ozuna miscue to jolt Marlins

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14 May, 2017

With Julio Teheran set to face Edinson Volquez in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 8.5 runs.

Right fielder Nick Markakis, who had three hits in Saturday's 3-1 triumph, first baseman Freddie Freeman and left fielder Matt Kemp all bring batting averages above.300 into the series finale.

Jim Johnson pitched the ninth, earning his sixth save in eight chances. Volquez allowed just four hits and two walks over his six innings, but Braves starter Julio Teheran was just a little bit better to deal Volquez his fifth loss.

The Marlins have lost five in a row and dropped behind Atlanta into last place in the National League East after Saturday's loss.

The Marlins (13-22) are mired in a terrible slump - they have lost 14 of their past 17 games, including five in a row. Freeman led off by slicing his opposite-field double that Ozuna lost, with the ball landing about 30 feet behind him.

Freeman collected two hits Saturday and is batting.342 with a.750 slugging percentage, while Kemp's eighth-inning infield single extended his hitting streak to 13 games. After a walk to Jace Peterson, Dansby Swanson served a single to left to score Markakis to make the score 2-0. It was also the first career homer off a left-hander by the lefty-swinging Bour. Derek Dietrich's throw across skipped past Bour at first with Freeman scoring on the play.

Teheran was the story in this one as he came in struggling having allowed 19 runs in his last 21.1 innings spanning four starts.

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