ATLANTA – Jorge Soler hit a two-run single as part of a five-touchdown cluster in the fifth inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Friday night.
Ian Anderson matched his career-best record, striking out nine for the Braves, who posted their 35th comeback victory this season and the second in two nights.
Atlanta, which has won four of five games after going 3-8, entered the game with a 3-1 / 2-game lead over Philadelphia, atop the NL East.
Miami, 16 1/2 games behind, had won four of six meetings.
Starter Trevor Rogers allowed a two-run double to Freddie Freeman in the first inning, before retiring his subsequent 11 opponents. Travis d’Arnaud hit the next hit, a double to right field with one out in the fifth inning.
Immediately afterwards, Rogers gave a ticket to the Venezuelan Orlando Arcia and gave a ball to the Cuban Guillermo Heredia.
Venezuelan pinch-hitter Ehire Adrianza followed with a single that ended Rogers’ work (7-7) and made it 2-1.
An out later, Soler singled to drive Arcia and Heredia. Adrianza also scored on the play, thanks to a mistake by Dominican center fielder Bryan de la Cruz, for Atlanta to lead 4-2.
Anderson (7-5) took the win.
For the Marlins, the Venezuelan Miguel Rojas 5-0. The Dominicans De la Cruz 4-2 with one scored, Jesús Sánchez 3-1 with one scored and two RBIs, Lewin Díaz 4-2. Colombian Jorge Alfaro 2-1. Puerto Rican Isan Díaz 4-0.
For the Braves, the Cubans Soler 4-1 with one run scored and two RBIs, Heredia 3-0 with one run scored. Venezuelans Arcia 3-1 with one scored and one RBI, Adrianza 1-1 with one scored and one produced. Puerto Rican Eddie Rosario 1-0.