MIAMI (AP) — For his 32nd birthday, Drew Smyly got the following: an early lead, a big day from Austin Riley and some nifty defense from Ehire Adrianza.
And the Atlanta Braves held on for a needed win.
Riley homered and drove in three runs, Smyly allowed two runs over five innings and the Braves snapped a four-game slide by beating the Miami Marlins 6-4 on Sunday.
“Anytime you get a win, it’s a good feeling,” Smyly said. “They’re not easy. They just don’t hand them out to teams. They’re always a grind.