Atlanta Braves quickly established a franchise mark for most of the game’s races


ATLANTA – Adam Duvall had nine points with three homers, including a grand slam, and the Atlanta Braves erased their franchise scoring record in a 29-9 battle against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.The Braves had 23 hits, including seven home runs, to score the most points in their history in Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta. They surpassed the old record by six points.

A day after being ruled out by the Marlins on four hits, the Braves pulled away. Freddie Freeman had six runs with three hits, including a two-run homer.

Duvall hit one of the team’s three home runs in an 11-point second inning, knocking Pablo López out of the game. Duvall hit another home run, his 12th, in a six-run fifth and added the slam in Josh Smith’s seventh.

Three runs scored on a sixth inning brace by Ronald Acuña Jr. that gave Atlanta a 25-8 lead and the franchise record for points in a game.

On September 2, 1957, Hank Aaron, the Milwaukee Braves, the eventual World Series champions, defeated the Chicago Cubs 23-10 at Wrigley Field. This franchise record for in-game racing spanned 63 years. Atlanta’s old record was 20 points, most recently against the Marlins on Oct.5, 2001.

Ozzie Albies, who was playing his first game since August 4 after returning from a wrist injury, had three hits, including a homerun. Travis d’Arnaud and Acuña hit three-run homers.

Freeman’s homerun in the third was his 1,500th career move. Dansby Swanson, who had three hits, Austin Riley and Duvall each scored five points.

A day after being shutout 8-0 for their second straight loss in the series, the Braves, at the top of the NL East, erupted with a new lineup. Freeman was second, Arnaud fourth and Albies eighth.

The Braves sent 14 batters over to the plate in the second, their longest inning of the season.

López (3-4) allowed seven runs in just 1 2/3 innings.

Atlanta southpaw Tommy Milone allowed eight hits and eight runs in 3 1/3 innings.

Despite the loss, the Marlins won two of three for their first series victory in Atlanta since September 12-14, 2016.

Lewis Brinson hit a three-run homerun for Miami. Jazz Chisholm, who was 0.063 in six games, had a triple with one score and his first career homer.

Marlins second baseman Isan Díaz was selected at the team’s alternative training site in Jupiter, Fla.

Díaz was the team’s Day 1 starter before retiring after appearing in two games due to coronavirus concerns. He changed his mind about playing and successfully asked to come back.


Marlins: INF Jon Berti (cut finger) was held for the second day in a row. Mattingly said he wanted to give Berti another day even though Berti was available for an emergency in an emergency Tuesday night.

Braves: Albies took some hits against LHP Cole Hamels (triceps tendonitis) on Sunday and was impressed. “He looked really good,” Albies said. “He even told me when the cutter was coming and I always missed it. Hamels will take part in a mock game on Friday and could debut in 2020 next week. … SI Johan Camargo was opted for the alternative training site.


Marlins: RHP Sandy Alcantara (2-1, 3.78) will start when Miami opens a homestand with the first of seven straight games against Philadelphia on Thursday night. The stretch includes a double header Friday.

Braves: LHP Robbie Erlin, who has a 6.84 ERA in eight games, including four starts, could start as Atlanta opens a four-game streak in Washington on Thursday night. Erlin pitched three backup innings against Miami on Monday and may not be able to dive deep into the game.


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