The Miami Marlins beat the division leading Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Monday in ten innings on a big hit by Garrett Jones.
Jones was 1-4 on the night before a two-run single in the top of the tenth inning. The hit plated Christian Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton. It went on to be the deciding factor when Miami finished off the victory.
Tom Koehler gave the Marlins 6.2 innings of stellar pitching but left with a no-decision. The right-hander struck out seven, walked one and allowed a run on five hits. Koehler was lifted in the seventh inning with a runner on third and two outs.
Mike Dunn replaced Koehler and retired the only batter to come to the plate to end the inning and keep the game tied at one. A.J. Ramos and Bryan Morris gave the Marlins an inning each of scoreless relief. Morris picked up the win when Miami scored in the 10th.
Steve Cishek came in for the bottom half of the 10th and pitched a 1-2-3 inning for his 22nd save of the season.
Miami got on the board in the fifth inning when Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit his tenth home run of the year. The blast was a rare offensive moment for the Marlins who were quieted by Julio Teheran for most of the game.
In the ninth inning, the Marlins loaded the bases with nobody out against Craig Kimbrel. The Atlanta closer went on to retire the next three batters in order including a pair of strikeouts.
Atlanta and Miami will battle again on Tuesday with Jacob Turner scheduled to make the start for the Marlins in his return to the rotation.