By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer
ATLANTA (AP) – Kurt Suzuki capped a two-run rally in the ninth inning when his lined single past third base drove in Freddie Freeman and lifted the Atlanta Braves over the Miami Marlins 6-5 on Thursday night.
Miami left-hander Brad Ziegler (1-4) gave up a leadoff double to pinch-hitter Matt Adams in the ninth. Pinch-runner Nick Markakis moved to third on Ender Inciarte’s groundout to first and scored easily on Ozzie Albies’ double to right-center, leaving Ziegler with the blown save, his fourth in 13 chances.
Freeman was given an intentional walk and moved to second on Lane Adams’ grounder before Suzuki lined the winning hit past Brian Anderson at third base.
Ichiro Suzuki gave Miami a 5-4 lead when he dropped a pinch-hit single into shallow left field in the eighth, driving in Anderson.
Rex Brothers (3-3) struck out the side in the ninth.