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MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins endured a miserable ninth, then came through again in extra innings.
The last-place Marlins improved to 11-5 in extra-inning games; they are 55-78 otherwise.
"We played them strange and then we win and it's all fine," Miami manager Ozzie Guillen said. "Oh boy, what a way to do it."
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With one out in the 10th, pinch-hitter Rob Brantly was walked by Cory Gearrin (0-1), and Gorkys Hernandez was hit by a pitch. Following a strikeout, Reyes hit a blooper that fell in front of a diving Jason Heyward in right field, and Brantly scored without a play.
"Reyes just happened to put some bat on a ball and bloop one in there," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
Atlanta lost to Miami for only the fourth time in 14 meetings.
The Braves rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the ninth to tie the game. Heyward doubled to start the inning against Steve Cishek, and Chipper Jones walked on a 3-2 pitch. With one out, Dan Uggla singled home a run, and Brian McCann followed with a two-run double off Mike Dunn to tie the score.
Dunn struck out Michael Bourn with runners at the corners to end the inning.
"We fought back to tie it up," McCann said. "All you can ask is for everybody to play hard. That's what we did, and it didn't go our way."
The Braves' rally spoiled a career-best outing by Miami's Nathan Eovaldi. He allowed no runs and only four hits while pitching eight innings for the first time.
Eovaldi, a 22-year-old rookie, had lost his last four starts and came into the game with the lowest winning percentage of any NL pitcher at 4-12. But he permitted just two runners to reach second base.
"He was throwing 97 [mph], 98 even in the eighth inning, and he was commanding," Gonzalez said. "Nasty."
"A very spectacular game for him," Guillen said. "No doubt this kid has a good arm."
The Braves were so flummoxed by Eovaldi that slugger Heyward bunted with two outs and none on in the sixth. He reached on a single but was stranded.
Atlanta's Paul Maholm allowed four hits and two runs in 6 2/3 innings.
The game began with the retractable roof open for the eighth time this season, and the first since June 13. The roof was closed when light rain began to fall in the fifth inning.
Buck hit his first triple of the season in the third inning and scored on a two-out single by Hernandez. Center fielder Bourn misplayed Buck's deep drive, pulling up short of the wall near the 418-foot sign and then leaping in vain for the ball.
"I think he went so far back that he felt like the wall had to be close there, and it kind of threw him off," Gonzalez said.
The Marlins played without slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who missed his second consecutive game with a strained muscle in his side. He's expected to rejoin the starting lineup Friday.
|The Marlins swarm Jose Reyes, who provides the winning hit in the 10th inning. (US Presswire)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Michael Bourn, CF||5||0||0||0||0||2||3||.272|
|Martin Prado, SS-LF^SS||4||0||0||0||1||0||0||.301|
|Jason Heyward, RF||5||1||2||0||0||1||1||.274|
|Chipper Jones, 3B||3||1||1||0||2||1||1||.297|
|Freddie Freeman, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||1||6||.267|
|Dan Uggla, 2B||4||1||1||1||0||2||0||.217|
|Brian McCann, C||4||0||2||2||0||0||0||.232|
|Tyler Pastornicky, PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.244|
|David Ross, C||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.255|
|Jose Constanza, LF||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.241|
|a- Reed Johnson, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.297|
|Jonny Venters, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Cory Gearrin, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Paul Maholm, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||2||.069|
|Peter Moylan, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Lyle Overbay, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.269|
|Chad Durbin, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Jeff Baker, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.253|
|Paul Janish, SS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.186|
|Eric Hinske, LF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.197|
|a-grounded out for Constanza in the 9th|
|b-struck out for Moylan in the 8th|
|c-was walked intentionally for Durbin in the 9th|
|2B - Jason Heyward (28, Cishek), Brian McCann (14, Dunn)|
|RBI - Dan Uggla (72), Brian McCann 2 (66)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|DP - Uggla-Freeman|
|PB - David Ross (4)|
|Cory Gearrin (L,0-1)||1||1||1||1||1||1||0||1.69|
|HBP - Hernandez (by Cory Gearrin)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Paul Maholm 103-68, Peter Moylan 5-3, Chad Durbin 14-7, Jonny Venters 15-10, Cory Gearrin 22-12|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Paul Maholm 5-9, Peter Moylan 1-0, Chad Durbin 2-1, Cory Gearrin 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Paul Maholm 24, Peter Moylan 2, Chad Durbin 3, Jonny Venters 4, Cory Gearrin 6|
|Gorkys Hernandez, CF||4||0||1||1||0||1||0||.180|
|Donovan Solano, 2B||5||0||0||0||0||2||3||.275|
|Jose Reyes, SS||5||0||3||1||0||0||0||.288|
|Carlos Lee, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.274|
|Justin Ruggiano, LF-RF||4||0||0||0||0||2||3||.319|
|Austin Kearns, RF||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||.248|
|Bryan Petersen, PR-LF||1||1||0||0||0||1||2||.212|
|John Buck, C||3||2||2||2||1||0||2||.200|
|Gil Velazquez, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||.067|
|Nate Eovaldi, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||.107|
|a- Greg Dobbs, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.296|
|Steve Cishek, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Mike Dunn, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Heath Bell, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Rob Brantly, PH||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||.343|
|a-grounded out for Eovaldi in the 8th|
|b-walked for Bell in the 10th|
|2B - Jose Reyes (35, Maholm), Austin Kearns (6, Maholm)|
|3B - John Buck (1, Maholm)|
|HR - John Buck (11, Moylan)|
|RBI - Gorkys Hernandez (11), Jose Reyes (56), John Buck 2 (38)|
|2-OUT RBI - Gorkys Hernandez (4), Jose Reyes (25), John Buck 2 (11)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Lee-Reyes|
|Steve Cishek (H,13)||0.1||2||3||3||1||1||0||2.87|
|Mike Dunn (BS,4)||0.2||1||0||0||1||1||0||3.77|
|Heath Bell (W,3-5)||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||5.25|
|IBB - Baker by Mike Dunn|
|Pitches-Strikes - Nate Eovaldi 114-71, Steve Cishek 22-11, Mike Dunn 15-6, Heath Bell 15-11|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Nate Eovaldi 10-8, Mike Dunn 1-0, Heath Bell 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Nate Eovaldi 29, Steve Cishek 4, Mike Dunn 4, Heath Bell 3|
|Attendance - 23009|
|Game Time - 3:13|
|Temperature - 86|
|Umpires - Home - C.B. Bucknor, First Base - Dan Iassogna, Second Base - Victor Carapazza, Third Base - Bill Miller|