Soler, Riley send surging Braves past Marlins 2-0


MIAMI (AP) — Jorge Soler’s two-out RBI single in the eighth inning snapped a scoreless tie and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 2-0.

Pinch-hitter Abraham Almonte drew a one-out walk against Miami starter Sandy Alcantara, stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch.

Soler hit an opposite-field line drive to right that scored Almonte.

Austin Riley hit his 26th homer, a solo blast off Marlins reliever Anthony Bender in the ninth.

Freddie Freeman had two hits for the NL East-leading Braves, who won their fifth straight and 12th of 14.

Atlanta also has won nine straight road games.

Chris Martin got the win by pitching a scoreless seventh, and Will Smith got his 26th save with a perfect ninth.

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