Marcell Ozuna hit two home runs to help the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 on Tuesday.
This contest was Miami's home opener and the runs came early and often. The Marlins scored six runs in the first three innings combined and led 6-1 at one point. The victory was Miami's fourth in the last five games and it is now 4-3 on the season.
Ozuna now has three home runs this season, to go along with 12 runs batted in. Ozuna knocked in six runs in this game, with the home runs each bringing home multiple runs. The first HR in the third inning was good for three runs, while the second shot was of the two-run variety.
There was a brief delay in the action before the sixth inning, when a cat got loose in the outfield. The feline scooted away from Giancarlo Stanton, before climbing on top of the home run sculpture in center field.
Besides Ozuna's display of power and the cat cameo, there were more memorable moments during the evening. Christian Yelich went 3-4 with three runs scored and an RBI. Dee Gordon was 3-4 himself and also scored a run.
Dan Straily started for Miami and pitched very well, until his last inning of work. Straily ended up allowing three runs in five innings and picked up the win. The veteran now has a 7.56 E.R.A through two starts this season.
The Marlins will look to win the series on Wednesday, when they send Tom Koehler to the mound at 7:10 p.m.