Braves settle score with Ureña and beat Marlins 7-2

MIAMI (AP) Kevin Gausman was ejected trying to settle a score with Jose Urena, so a couple of home run swings did the job instead for the Atlanta Braves.

Freddie Freeman and Brian McCann went deep off Urena, who was at the center of a melee last season with the Braves, and they beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 Friday night.

Gausman was tossed in the second inning for throwing a 97 mph fastball behind Urena. Touki Toussaint (2-0), recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett, replaced Gausman and allowed one run in four innings with six strikeouts.

''It's a special win,'' Toussaint said.

''Things happen during a game,'' Braves manager Brian Snitker said. ''We just kind of refocused and got back to work.''

Urena (1-5) allowed five runs in six innings. He said Gausman's inside pitch set a bad example for the fans.

''That's the way they claim they are professional?'' the Dominican said in Spanish. ''I've never had anything against them. They are the ones keeping it going.''

Marlins manager Don Mattingly was asked if the feud between the two NL East teams is over.

''We'll see,'' he said.

Freeman hit his sixth home run in the first inning. He has 26 career homers versus Miami, the most he has hit against any team.

McCann hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth and a two-run homer in the sixth, his second. Josh Donaldson, back in the lineup after missing three games with a calf injury, contributed three hits and three RBIs.

Gausman's first pitch to Urena was knee-high behind the batter, and plate umpire Jeff Nelson immediately signaled the ejection.

''He was ejected for intentionally throwing at the batter,'' Nelson said.

The game was Urena's first against the Braves since he was suspended for six games for intentionally hitting Atlanta's Ronald Acuna Jr. on the arm with a pitch last August, triggering a bench-clearing confrontation.

Nelson declined to say whether that history was a factor in the ejection, but Snitker said that was part of the umpires' rationale.

''You don't have to agree,'' Snitker said. ''They're doing their job the best they can.''

No warnings were issued before the game, but Gausman didn't complain about being tossed for throwing behind Urena, either.

''Obviously the umpires thought there was a reason behind it, and decided to throw me out,'' Gausman said.

Five Braves pitchers combined on a six-hitter against the Marlins, who are last in the majors in runs.

ALSO TOSSED

After Gausman departed, there was no further escalation of tension between teams. But Mattingly was ejected by Nelson in the sixth inning for arguing balls and strikes.

ROSTER MOVE

Before the game, the Marlins recalled from rehab and reinstated RHP Austin Brice (gastroenteritis) and optioned LHP Jarlin Garcia to Triple-A New Orleans.

UP NEXT

Braves: RHP Mike Soroka (2-1, 1.62) is scheduled to make his fourth start Saturday.

Marlins: RHP Trevor Richards (0-4, 4.64) is winless in six starts even though opponents are batting .218 against him.

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  • W: T. Toussaint (2-0)L: J. Urena (1-5)
  • HR: ATL - B. McCann (2), F. Freeman (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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O. Albies 2B51100001.289.342.496.8392.0
J. Donaldson 3B50330010.275.403.510.9136.5
F. Freeman 1B51211003.311.425.525.9497.0
R. Acuna LF51100022.270.378.470.8471.0
N. Markakis RF21000201.321.406.464.8703.0
D. Swanson SS40100013.262.331.523.8540.5
B. McCann C31131011.304.393.478.8717.5
E. Inciarte CF31100101.237.312.361.6733.0
K. Gausman P0000-000.091.091.091.000-
T. Toussaint P10000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Blevins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Joyce PH01000100.276.364.586.9502.0
D. Winkler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Culberson PH10000011.400.400.8001.200-0.5
J. Webb P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Blevins in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Winkler in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Granderson LF50000027.182.282.375.657-1.0
M. Rojas SS50100021.281.333.344.6770.0
B. Anderson RF30000121.246.333.333.6670.0
S. Castro 2B40000001.231.285.314.5990.0
M. Prado 1B32100120.280.309.373.6823.0
J. Alfaro C30200100.301.363.482.8453.0
J. Berti 3B30100001.240.355.240.5952.0
R. Herrera CF40110016.177.227.226.4531.5
J. Urena P10000110.000.100.000.1000.5
a- N. Walker PH00010100.256.348.423.7712.0
T. Guerrero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Chen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Kinley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- I. Galloway PH10000011.205.205.231.436-0.5
  • a-walked for Urena in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Kinley in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Donaldson (9)
  • HR - F. Freeman (6), B. McCann (2)
  • SF - B. McCann (2)
  • SH - T. Toussaint
  • RBI - J. Donaldson 3 (16), F. Freeman (19), B. McCann 3 (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Donaldson (5), F. Freeman (5), B. McCann 2 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Freeman, R. Acuna, N. Markakis, T. Toussaint 2 (2), C. Culberson
BATTING
  • RBI - R. Herrera (7), N. Walker (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Walker
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Granderson 6 (6), M. Rojas, B. Anderson, R. Herrera
FIELDING
  • DP - (Donaldson-Albies-Freeman)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Castro-Rojas-Prado)
  • PB - J. Alfaro (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Gausman1.21111104.831.070.5
T. Toussaint (W, 2-0)4.04113606.351.7614.0
J. Blevins (H, 2)0.10001000.001.00-1.0
D. Winkler1.00000102.350.913.5
J. Webb2.01000300.001.066.5
PITCHERSIP
K. Gausman1.2
T. Toussaint (W, 2-0)4.0
J. Blevins (H, 2)0.1
D. Winkler1.0
J. Webb2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (L, 1-5)6.06553425.451.541.0
T. Guerrero0.22221002.841.50-5.0
W. Chen1.110001011.452.272.5
T. Kinley1.01000203.381.443.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (L, 1-5)6.0
T. Guerrero0.2
W. Chen1.1
T. Kinley1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Webb (2)
  • HBP - K. Gausman
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 28-16, T. Toussaint 76-41, J. Blevins 8-4, D. Winkler 9-9, J. Webb 24-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 2-2, T. Toussaint 4-1, D. Winkler 1-1, J. Webb 2-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 8, T. Toussaint 18, J. Blevins 2, D. Winkler 3, J. Webb 7
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Urena (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 99-64, T. Guerrero 25-15, W. Chen 18-13, T. Kinley 19-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 5-8, W. Chen 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 26, T. Guerrero 5, W. Chen 5, T. Kinley 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
O. Albies 2B51100001.289.342.496.8392.0
J. Donaldson 3B50330010.275.403.510.9136.5
F. Freeman 1B51211003.311.425.525.9497.0
R. Acuna LF51100022.270.378.470.8471.0
N. Markakis RF21000201.321.406.464.8703.0
D. Swanson SS40100013.262.331.523.8540.5
B. McCann C31131011.304.393.478.8717.5
E. Inciarte CF31100101.237.312.361.6733.0
K. Gausman P0000-000.091.091.091.000-
T. Toussaint P10000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Blevins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Joyce PH01000100.276.364.586.9502.0
D. Winkler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Culberson PH10000011.400.400.8001.200-0.5
J. Webb P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total34710724715-----
  • a-walked for Blevins in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Winkler in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Granderson LF50000027.182.282.375.657-1.0
M. Rojas SS50100021.281.333.344.6770.0
B. Anderson RF30000121.246.333.333.6670.0
S. Castro 2B40000001.231.285.314.5990.0
M. Prado 1B32100120.280.309.373.6823.0
J. Alfaro C30200100.301.363.482.8453.0
J. Berti 3B30100001.240.355.240.5952.0
R. Herrera CF40110016.177.227.226.4531.5
J. Urena P10000110.000.100.000.1000.5
a- N. Walker PH00010100.256.348.423.7712.0
T. Guerrero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Chen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Kinley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- I. Galloway PH10000011.205.205.231.436-0.5
Total32262051118-----
  • a-walked for Urena in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Kinley in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Donaldson (9)
  • HR - F. Freeman (6), B. McCann (2)
  • SF - B. McCann (2)
  • SH - T. Toussaint
  • RBI - J. Donaldson 3 (16), F. Freeman (19), B. McCann 3 (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Donaldson (5), F. Freeman (5), B. McCann 2 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Freeman, R. Acuna, N. Markakis, T. Toussaint 2 (2), C. Culberson
BATTING
  • RBI - R. Herrera (7), N. Walker (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Walker
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Granderson 6 (6), M. Rojas, B. Anderson, R. Herrera
FIELDING
  • DP - (Donaldson-Albies-Freeman)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Castro-Rojas-Prado)
  • PB - J. Alfaro (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Gausman1.21111104.831.070.5
T. Toussaint (W, 2-0)4.04113606.351.7614.0
J. Blevins (H, 2)0.10001000.001.00-1.0
D. Winkler1.00000102.350.913.5
J. Webb2.01000300.001.066.5
Total9.06225110---
PITCHERSIP
K. Gausman1.2
T. Toussaint (W, 2-0)4.0
J. Blevins (H, 2)0.1
D. Winkler1.0
J. Webb2.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (L, 1-5)6.06553425.451.541.0
T. Guerrero0.22221002.841.50-5.0
W. Chen1.110001011.452.272.5
T. Kinley1.01000203.381.443.0
Total9.01077472---
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (L, 1-5)6.0
T. Guerrero0.2
W. Chen1.1
T. Kinley1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Webb (2)
  • HBP - K. Gausman
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 28-16, T. Toussaint 76-41, J. Blevins 8-4, D. Winkler 9-9, J. Webb 24-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 2-2, T. Toussaint 4-1, D. Winkler 1-1, J. Webb 2-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 8, T. Toussaint 18, J. Blevins 2, D. Winkler 3, J. Webb 7
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Urena (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 99-64, T. Guerrero 25-15, W. Chen 18-13, T. Kinley 19-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 5-8, W. Chen 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 26, T. Guerrero 5, W. Chen 5, T. Kinley 4
  • 7TH INNING
    Donaldson doubled to deep left, Joyce and Albies scored72
  • 6TH INNING
    Walker walked, Prado scored, Alfaro to third, Berti to second52
    McCann homered to right, Markakis scored51
  • 4TH INNING
    McCann hit sacrifice fly to left, Acuna scored, Markakis to second31
  • 3RD INNING
    Donaldson singled to shallow right, Inciarte scored21
  • 2ND INNING
    Herrera grounded out to second, Prado scored, Alfaro to third, Berti to second11
  • 1ST INNING
    Freeman homered to right center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Tyler Kinley relieved Wei-Yin Chen
    • O. Albies: Ball, Ball, Foul, Albies lined out to first
    • J. Donaldson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Freeman singled to right
    • R. Acuna: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Acuna struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Webb Pitching:
    • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Herrera singled to shallow center
    • Isaac Galloway hit for Tyler Kinley
    • I. Galloway: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Galloway struck out looking
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Herrera to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Foul, Rojas grounded out to second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • W. Chen Pitching:
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Swanson singled to left
    • B. McCann: McCann flied out to left
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Inciarte reached on fielder's choice to second, Swanson out at second
    • Charlie Culberson hit for Dan Winkler
    • C. Culberson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Culberson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jacob Webb pitching
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Prado struck out looking
    • J. Alfaro: Alfaro flied out to center
    • J. Berti: Ball, Ball, Berti grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Tayron Guerrero pitching
    • Matt Joyce hit for Jerry Blevins
    • M. Joyce: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Joyce walked
    • O. Albies: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Albies singled to right, Joyce to third
    • J. Donaldson: Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to third, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Donaldson doubled to deep left, Joyce and Albies scored
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Strike swinging, Freeman lined out to right
    • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Acuna flied out to deep right, Donaldson to third
    • Wei-Yin Chen relieved Tayron Guerrero
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Markakis grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Dan Winkler pitching
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Anderson grounded out to second
    • S. Castro: Ball, Castro lined out to right
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Acuna grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Markakis walked
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Swanson lined out to center
    • B. McCann: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, McCann homered to right, Markakis scored
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Inciarte flied out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Toussaint Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Castro grounded out to third
    • M. Prado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Prado walked
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Alfaro singled to left center, Prado to second
    • J. Berti: Berti singled to left, Prado to third, Alfaro to second
    • R. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Herrera flied out to left
    • Neil Walker hit for Jose Urena
    • Jerry Blevins relieved Touki Toussaint
    • N. Walker: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Walker walked, Prado scored, Alfaro to third, Berti to second
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Foul, Granderson flied out to deep right
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Albies flied out to shallow left
    • J. Donaldson: Donaldson singled to left
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Freeman grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Donaldson out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Toussaint Pitching:
    • J. Urena: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Granderson grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rojas singled to left
    • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Strike looking, Acuna singled to left
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Markakis walked, Acuna to second
    • D. Swanson: Swanson flied out to right, Acuna to third
    • B. McCann: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, McCann hit sacrifice fly to left, Acuna scored, Markakis to second
    • E. Inciarte: Inciarte intentionally walked
    • T. Toussaint: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Markakis to third, Inciarte to second on passed ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Toussaint struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Toussaint Pitching:
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Prado struck out swinging
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Ball, Alfaro singled to right
    • J. Berti: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Berti grounded out to shortstop, Alfaro to second
    • R. Herrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Inciarte singled to left
    • T. Toussaint: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Toussaint hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Inciarte to second
    • O. Albies: Ball, Ball, Albies flied out to deep right, Inciarte to third
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Donaldson singled to shallow right, Inciarte scored
    • F. Freeman: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Freeman reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Donaldson out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Toussaint Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Rojas struck out looking
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Anderson walked
    • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro grounded into double play third to second to first, Anderson out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Markakis flied out to right
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
    • B. McCann: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Foul, Castro grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Prado singled to center
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Alfaro walked, Prado to second
    • J. Berti: Strike looking, Ball, Berti hit by pitch, Prado to third, Alfaro to second
    • R. Herrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Herrera grounded out to second, Prado scored, Alfaro to third, Berti to second
    • J. Urena: Ball
    • Urena walked
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Albies grounded out to second
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Donaldson popped out to shortstop
    • F. Freeman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Freeman homered to right center
    • R. Acuna: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Acuna struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Granderson flied out to left
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas lined out to center
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Anderson struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)