Saltalamacchia's Big Night Lifts Marlins

Jarrod Saltalamacchia had three hits including a game-winning RBI single on Thursday

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    Jarrod Saltalamacchia picked up the game-winning hit on Thursday

    The Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Thursday in comeback fashion to win the four-game series.

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a run-scoring single in the top of the ninth to give Miami the lead. That hit came after two doubles earlier in the game for the catcher. Saltalamacchia now has 13 doubles on the year.

    Both of Miami's early runs came in the fifth inning. Adeiny Hechavarria picked up his 19th run batted in while Christian Yelich added his 34th. At the time, the Marlins were trailing 2-0.

    Giancarlo Stanton had a two-hit day and also walked. Casey McGehee continued to struggle however as he was 0-4 and left four men on base. The third baseman grounded into a double play and came away empty in multiple run scoring opportunities.

    Henderson Alvarez turned in a great effort only five days after leaving a start early with an injured shin. Alvarez showed no ill-effects of that injury and looked strong. The right-hander went eight innings and left with the game tied.

    Alvarez allowed two runs on six hits during his time on the mound. Atlanta also walked once and stuck out four times. It took the Marlins' ace 101 pitches to get through the eight innings. When the Marlins scored in top of the ninth and held on, Alvarez picked up his seventh win of the season.

    Steve Cishek earned his 24th save of the year with a perfect ninth inning.

    The Marlins will head to Houston on Friday to open an inter-league series with the Astros. On the mound for Miami will be Brad Hand.