Sept. 18, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones (10) reacts during a pitching change in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. The Marlins won 4-3 in 10 innings. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Jose Reyes hit a two-out, 10th-inning RBI single
on Tuesday and the Miami Marlins overcame a late Atlanta Braves rally to
secure a 4-3 win.
Nathan Eovaldi tossed eight shutout innings for the Marlins. The righty, who
was looking to snap a four-start losing streak, allowed just four hits and
departed with a 3-0 lead, but was dealt a no-decision courtesy of a ninth-
inning Atlanta rally.
Jason Heyward began the ninth with a double and Chipper Jones followed with a
walk before Dan Uggla made it 3-1 with a one-out line drive single to center
off Steve Cishek.
Brian McCann then greeted Mike Dunn with a deep fly ball to left field, which
hit the wall beyond the outstretched glove of a leaping Justin Ruggiano and
plated a pair for a 3-3 game.
The Marlins placed runners on first and third with no outs in the bottom
half, but Jonny Venters struck out Ruggiano and Bryan Petersen before Cory
Gearrin entered to face John Buck.
Buck was 2-for-2 entering the at-bat. The Marlins catcher tripled and scored
on Gorkys Hernandez's single in the third, then belted a two-run homer in the
seventh, but he grounded out to second on Gearrin's first offering to end the
Heath Bell (3-5) tossed a 1-2-3 10th for the Marlins, who placed runners on
first and second in the bottom half when Rob Brantly walked and Hernandez was
hit by a pitch.
After a strikeout, Reyes looped a full-count changeup from Gearrin (0-1) over
the head Uggla in shallow right field to push across the winning run.
Paul Maholm allowed two runs on four hits over 6 2/3 innings for the NL Wild
Card-leading Braves, who had won four straight, including the opener of this
three-game series on Monday.
Atlanta shortstop Paul Janish suffered a dislocated shoulder in the ninth
inning when he made a diving stop on Reyes' infield single.
Eovaldi walked two and struck out five. He is 0-1 in three career starts
against the Braves, including a 6-1 loss in Atlanta on Aug. 2 ... Buck hit his
11th homer of the season ... Janish entered as a defensive replacement in the
ninth. He will undergo X-rays.
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