McCann's bases-loaded single in 9th lifts Braves past Miami

ATLANTA (AP) Brian McCann was determined to take advantage of a long-awaited scoring chance.

The Braves catcher needed only one swing.

McCann hit a bases-loaded single with one out in the ninth inning to lift Atlanta to a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.

The game, delayed 2 hours, 28 minutes by rain, ended early Saturday morning.

''I guess as an offense we weren't ready to hit on Friday,'' said Freddie Freeman, who sparked the game-winning rally. ''We just needed Saturday to come.''

The Braves had only three hits before the ninth.

Freeman led off with a double off the wall in left-center. Jose Quijada (0-3) issued an intentional walk to Josh Donaldson, and the runners advanced on a groundout by Nick Markakis. Quijada loaded the bases with an intentional walk to Austin Riley.

The Marlins brought JT Riddle in from center field to play as a fifth infielder, including three on the right side, against McCann.

McCann foiled the strategy with his line-drive single to left field on the first pitch he saw from Quijada.

''I was just thinking keep my swing short, let the ball travel, and I was going to hit the ball to left field,'' McCann said.

McCann was mobbed by his teammates in a celebration near first base.

The Marlins, who have lost five straight, couldn't take advantage of a scoring chance in the ninth.

Jorge Alfaro doubled to center field off Luke Jackson (4-2) to lead off the inning. Jackson struck out Riddle and Cesar Puello before pinch-hitter Brian Anderson's fly ball to deep left field was caught by Riley.

The Braves are 9-1 against the Marlins this season. Miami scored a combined five runs in three straight losses at Washington before facing the Braves.

''The Nationals and Braves, two clubs we've had trouble with, we've got to be able to put runs on the board somehow,'' said Miami manager Don Mattingly.

Miami's Jordan Yamamoto and Atlanta's Julio Teheran each threw six sharp innings.

Teheran hadn't lasted more than four innings and had allowed a combined 15 runs in his last three starts. The right-hander walked Neil Walker with two outs in the sixth, and Walker advanced to third on Starlin Castro's double to the left-field corner. Teheran escaped the jam on Jorge Alfaro's fly ball to center field.

Teheran gave up five hits and two walks.

There was sporadic rain before the long delay at the top of the eighth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: OF Anderson (elbow contusion) missed his third straight start before being used as a pinch-hitter in the ninth. ... C Chad Wallach (concussion) is expected to report to High Class A Jupiter to begin a rehab assignment on Saturday.

Braves: SS Dansby Swanson was held out with a sore left quadriceps and may miss Saturday's game. Manager Brian Snitker said Swanson wanted to play and was available if needed. ''We wanted to stay ahead of it,'' said Snitker, who said he plans for Swanson to start on Sunday.

YAMAMOTO IMPRESSES

Yamamoto, making only his fifth career start, was dominant early, holding Atlanta without a hit for 4 2/3 innings. McCann lined a single up the middle in the fifth for the Braves' first hit. The rookie right-hander gave up only two hits and three walks. ''There's something about his fastball,'' Snitker said. ''He's a pretty impressive kid.''

SCORING CHANGE

Yamamoto finished the game with a 1.24 ERA, with the help of a scoring change from his June 29 start against Philadelphia. Elias Sports announced Friday that a first-inning single by the Phillies' Scott Kingery was changed to a two-base error. That changed Yamamoto's ERA entering Friday night's game from 2.35 to 1.57.

UP NEXT

Marlins: LHP Caleb Smith (3-4, 3.41) is expected to be activated from the injured list to start on Saturday. Smith has been out since June 7 with left hip inflammation.

Braves: LHP Max Fried (9-3, 4.04) is 0-0 with a 5.14 in three career starts against Miami.

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  • W: L. Jackson (4-2)L: J. Quijada (0-3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Rojas SS40000012.292.351.369.720-0.5
C. Granderson LF30100021.189.269.358.6270.0
a- H. Ramirez PH-LF10000010.294.328.379.706-0.5
G. Cooper 1B30000131.302.370.458.828-0.5
N. Walker 3B30200112.277.357.418.7752.5
S. Castro 2B40100003.237.265.322.5872.0
J. Alfaro C40200002.267.313.431.7443.0
J. Riddle CF40000012.190.234.388.623-0.5
C. Puello RF40000021.296.419.479.897-1.0
J. Yamamoto P20100010.111.111.111.2220.5
b- Y. Rivera PH00000100.133.235.167.4021.0
A. Brice P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
N. Anderson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- B. Anderson PH10000001.252.335.423.7580.0
J. Quijada P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Granderson in the 8th
  • b-walked for Yamamoto in the 7th
  • c-flied out for N. Anderson in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Acuna CF40100010.291.373.500.8730.5
O. Albies 2B40000012.281.342.472.815-0.5
F. Freeman 1B31100110.309.394.590.9853.5
J. Donaldson 3B20000212.249.361.485.8461.5
N. Markakis RF40000023.277.352.433.785-1.0
A. Riley LF30100111.263.320.564.8841.5
B. McCann C40210022.269.341.455.7962.0
J. Camargo SS30000012.236.271.372.643-0.5
J. Teheran P10000000.121.121.152.2730.0
a- M. Joyce PH00000100.299.407.506.9131.0
T. Toussaint P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Minter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Culberson PH10000000.317.362.571.9340.0
L. Jackson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Teheran in the 6th
  • b-lined out for Minter in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Castro (12), J. Alfaro (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Rojas, N. Walker 2 (2), S. Castro 3 (3), J. Alfaro 2 (2), B. Anderson
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Freeman (25)
  • RBI - B. McCann (31)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Donaldson 2 (2), B. McCann, J. Camargo 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Cooper-Rojas-Yamamoto)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Albies-Camargo-Freeman)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Yamamoto6.02003701.860.9319.5
A. Brice1.01000201.981.103.0
N. Anderson1.00000104.211.273.5
J. Quijada (L, 0-3)0.12112004.322.16-10.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Yamamoto6.0
A. Brice1.0
N. Anderson1.0
J. Quijada (L, 0-3)0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Teheran6.05002603.751.3617.0
T. Toussaint1.00001204.741.473.0
A. Minter1.01000206.751.833.0
L. Jackson (W, 4-2)1.01000202.721.2110.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Teheran6.0
T. Toussaint1.0
A. Minter1.0
L. Jackson (W, 4-2)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Yamamoto (3)
  • IBB - J. Yamamoto, J. Quijada 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Yamamoto 94-57, A. Brice 13-8, N. Anderson 12-7, J. Quijada 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Yamamoto 5-5, J. Quijada 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Yamamoto 22, A. Brice 4, N. Anderson 3, J. Quijada 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Teheran 103-66, T. Toussaint 19-10, A. Minter 20-16, L. Jackson 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Teheran 5-6, T. Toussaint 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Teheran 24, T. Toussaint 4, A. Minter 4, L. Jackson 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Rojas SS40000012.292.351.369.720-0.5
C. Granderson LF30100021.189.269.358.6270.0
a- H. Ramirez PH-LF10000010.294.328.379.706-0.5
G. Cooper 1B30000131.302.370.458.828-0.5
N. Walker 3B30200112.277.357.418.7752.5
S. Castro 2B40100003.237.265.322.5872.0
J. Alfaro C40200002.267.313.431.7443.0
J. Riddle CF40000012.190.234.388.623-0.5
C. Puello RF40000021.296.419.479.897-1.0
J. Yamamoto P20100010.111.111.111.2220.5
b- Y. Rivera PH00000100.133.235.167.4021.0
A. Brice P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
N. Anderson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- B. Anderson PH10000001.252.335.423.7580.0
J. Quijada P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Granderson in the 8th
  • b-walked for Yamamoto in the 7th
  • c-flied out for N. Anderson in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Acuna CF40100010.291.373.500.8730.5
O. Albies 2B40000012.281.342.472.815-0.5
F. Freeman 1B31100110.309.394.590.9853.5
J. Donaldson 3B20000212.249.361.485.8461.5
N. Markakis RF40000023.277.352.433.785-1.0
A. Riley LF30100111.263.320.564.8841.5
B. McCann C40210022.269.341.455.7962.0
J. Camargo SS30000012.236.271.372.643-0.5
J. Teheran P10000000.121.121.152.2730.0
a- M. Joyce PH00000100.299.407.506.9131.0
T. Toussaint P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Minter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Culberson PH10000000.317.362.571.9340.0
L. Jackson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total29151051012-----
  • a-walked for Teheran in the 6th
  • b-lined out for Minter in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Castro (12), J. Alfaro (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Rojas, N. Walker 2 (2), S. Castro 3 (3), J. Alfaro 2 (2), B. Anderson
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Freeman (25)
  • RBI - B. McCann (31)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Donaldson 2 (2), B. McCann, J. Camargo 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Cooper-Rojas-Yamamoto)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Albies-Camargo-Freeman)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Yamamoto6.02003701.860.9319.5
A. Brice1.01000201.981.103.0
N. Anderson1.00000104.211.273.5
J. Quijada (L, 0-3)0.12112004.322.16-10.0
Total8.15115100---
PITCHERSIP
J. Yamamoto6.0
A. Brice1.0
N. Anderson1.0
J. Quijada (L, 0-3)0.1
Total8.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Teheran6.05002603.751.3617.0
T. Toussaint1.00001204.741.473.0
A. Minter1.01000206.751.833.0
L. Jackson (W, 4-2)1.01000202.721.2110.0
Total9.07003120---
PITCHERSIP
J. Teheran6.0
T. Toussaint1.0
A. Minter1.0
L. Jackson (W, 4-2)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Yamamoto (3)
  • IBB - J. Yamamoto, J. Quijada 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Yamamoto 94-57, A. Brice 13-8, N. Anderson 12-7, J. Quijada 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Yamamoto 5-5, J. Quijada 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Yamamoto 22, A. Brice 4, N. Anderson 3, J. Quijada 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Teheran 103-66, T. Toussaint 19-10, A. Minter 20-16, L. Jackson 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Teheran 5-6, T. Toussaint 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Teheran 24, T. Toussaint 4, A. Minter 4, L. Jackson 4
  • 9TH INNING
    McCann singled to left, Freeman scored, Donaldson to third, Riley to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Luke Jackson pitching
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro doubled to left center
    • J. Riddle: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
    • C. Puello: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Puello struck out swinging
    • Brian Anderson hit for Nick Anderson
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Anderson flied out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jose Quijada pitching
    • F. Freeman: Freeman doubled to left center
    • J. Donaldson: Donaldson intentionally walked
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Markakis grounded out to pitcher, Freeman to third, Donaldson to second
    • A. Riley: Riley intentionally walked
    • B. McCann: McCann singled to left, Freeman scored, Donaldson to third, Riley to second
  • 8TH INNING
    • A.J. Minter relieved Touki Toussaint
    • Harold Ramirez hit for Curtis Granderson
    • H. Ramirez: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
    • G. Cooper: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Cooper struck out looking
    • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Walker singled to left center
    • S. Castro: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Castro flied out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Nick Anderson relieved Austin Brice
    • Charlie Culberson hit for A.J. Minter
    • C. Culberson: Ball, Ball, Culberson lined out to center
    • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Acuna struck out looking
    • O. Albies: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Albies flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Touki Toussaint pitching
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Riddle grounded out to first
    • C. Puello: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Puello struck out swinging
    • Yadiel Rivera hit for Jordan Yamamoto
    • Y. Rivera: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rivera walked
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Austin Brice pitching
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Markakis struck out swinging
    • A. Riley: Ball, Ball, Riley singled to center
    • B. McCann: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
    • J. Camargo: Camargo fouled out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Teheran Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Granderson struck out on foul tip
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Cooper struck out looking
    • N. Walker: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Walker walked
    • S. Castro: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Castro doubled to left, Walker to third
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Alfaro flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Joyce hit for Julio Teheran
    • M. Joyce: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Joyce walked
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Foul, Foul, Acuna singled to left, Joyce to second
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Ball, Albies grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Joyce to third, Acuna out at second
    • F. Freeman: Freeman intentionally walked
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike swinging, Donaldson grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Teheran Pitching:
    • C. Puello: Strike looking, Puello grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Yamamoto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Yamamoto struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Rojas flied out to right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Yamamoto Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Markakis grounded out to first
    • A. Riley: Ball, Riley lined out to pitcher
    • B. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, McCann singled to center
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Camargo struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Teheran Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Castro lined out to center
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Alfaro grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Strike looking, Riddle flied out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Yamamoto Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Albies struck out looking
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Freeman lined out to left
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Donaldson struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Teheran Pitching:
    • J. Yamamoto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Yamamoto singled to center
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rojas grounded out to shortstop, Yamamoto to second
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cooper walked
    • N. Walker: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Walker struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Yamamoto Pitching:
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Camargo grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Teheran: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Teheran flied out to right
    • R. Acuna: Acuna lined out to right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Teheran Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Alfaro singled to right
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Ball, Riddle grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Alfaro out at second
    • C. Puello: Strike looking, Ball, Puello grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Yamamoto Pitching:
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Donaldson walked
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Donaldson to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Markakis struck out looking
    • A. Riley: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Riley struck out swinging
    • B. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Teheran Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Rojas lined out to right
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Granderson singled to center
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Cooper struck out on foul tip
    • N. Walker: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Walker singled to center, Granderson to second
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Castro lined out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Yamamoto Pitching:
    • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Acuna flied out to right
    • O. Albies: Ball, Ball, Albies grounded out to second
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)