In Braves news today, Evan Gattis hit his first career walk-off home run on Monday night, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 4-2 win over the Miami Marlins.
Per the Associated Press and ESPN.com, the Braves' backstop couldn't really place the feeling of ending a game with one swing of the bat: "It feels good," Gattis stated. "It feels different when you hit one and know the game is over."
Dan Uggla led off the tenth inning with a solid single off of Marlins reliever Arquimedes Caminero, followed by Gattis depositing the game winner into the left field seats for his fifth home run on the nascent season.
All of this came after a solid start by Julio Teheran, who threw seven sterling innings -- giving up just one earned run and five hits before being replaced for offensive purposed. Teheran lowered his Major League-best ERA to 1.52, despite not picking up a decision in the win.
Craig Kimbrel failed to hold a 2-1 lead in the ninth for the Braves, marking the second straight appearance where Kimbrel has struggled.
However, Evan Gattis picked him up -- along with the entire team.
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