Suzuki leads Marlins past Braves with 900th multihit game

By PAUL NEWBERRY
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) – Ichiro Suzuki scored two runs and drove in another in the 900th multihit game of his career and the Miami Marlins boosted their fading wild-card hopes with a 7-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

Miami, which began the night five games out of a playoff spot, won for only the fifth time in its last 17 games.

With the Marlins trailing 2-0, Suzuki ripped a single to right in the third to bring home a run. Christian Yelich followed with a two-run double to the gap in right-center.

The 42-year-old Suzuki sparked another three-run outburst off Matt Wisler (6-12) in the fifth, hardly looking his age as he sped around the bases for a leadoff triple.

Freddie Freeman and Matt Kemp homered for the Braves.

Justin Nicolino (3-6) claimed the win with two hitless innings of relief. A.J. Ramos earned his 35th save.

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