The Miami Marlins rallied for five runs in the ninth inning to stun the Atlanta Braves, 5-4, on Thursday night at Truist Park.
The Marlins trailed 4-0 entering the ninth and had just one hit off Braves closer A.J. Minter (1-3) before scoring five unanswered runs.
Yuli Gurriel, Avisaíl García and Jazz Chisholm Jr. all had run-scoring singles to knock out Minter. Garrett Cooper followed with a two-run double to give the Marlins the lead.
Steven Okert (1-0) picked up the win with a scoreless ninth inning.
The Marlins have won two of three in the series.
Here are some key takeaways from the game:
- The Marlins’ comeback was their second of the season. They also rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the New York Mets on April 12.
- Cooper’s two-run double in the ninth was his first extra-base hit of the season.
- Minter blew his second save of the season. He had converted 10 of his previous 11 save opportunities.
- The Braves’ bullpen has struggled this season. They have a 5.14 ERA, which is the worst in the National League.
The Marlins will next host the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.