ATLANTA (AP) – Austin Riley’s two-run double capped a wild first inning and the deep Atlanta bullpen took it from there, pushing the Braves a step closer to a third straight NL East with a 5-4 win over the second-place Miami Marlins. Tyler Matzek pitched two hitless innings for the win after taking over for Huascar Ynoa. Darren O’Day and Chris Martin each worked a scoreless frame, Will Smith escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth, and Mark Melancon benefited from a brilliant defensive play to claim his 11th save. The Braves could clinch the division title as soon as Tuesday.
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