Braves Recap: Marcell Ozuna homered again as Braves swept the Marlins

Atlanta Braves v Miami Marlins
Atlanta Braves v Miami Marlins / Megan Briggs/GettyImages

Marcell Ozuna continued his demolition of the Marlins, Dylan Dodd pitched six strong innings against everyone not named Jorge Soler, and the Atlanta Braves finished off their sweep of the Marlins in Miami by the score of 6-3.

The Braves would strike first in this one. Ronald Acuna Jr. reached on an error and after Matt Olson and Austin Riley struck out, Sean Murphy continued his reign of terror with an RBI double to give the Braves a quick 1-0 lead.

Unfortunately, Dylan Dodd would make a mistake to a guy that can really, really punish you if you make a mistake: Jorge Soler. With a man on, Jorge Soler turned a low, down the middle fastball around and 424 feet later, the Marlins had a 2-1 lead. Dodd would battle his way through the rest of the inning, but the damage was already done.

Fortunately, the Braves offense continued to roll against the Marlins. After a walk to Ozuna and then a double off the bat of Eddie Rosario, Kevin Pillar would tie the game with a sac fly and then Ronald Acuna Jr. would give the Braves the lead with an RBI single. He would go on to then steal his 15th base of the season and take third on a throwing error on the play. He just keeps making things happen.

After a couple of scoreless innings from Dylan Dodd, Marcell Ozuna gave the Braves a bit of breathing room with a solo homer. After being essentially a non-factor through the first month of the season, Ozuna has come alive in this series against the Marlins. Time will tell if he can continue it.

That extra run would prove to be valuable as Jorge Soler got to Dodd again in the fifth inning. With two runners on, Soler would double in a run to make it a 4-3 game and Dodd was in a pickle with runners on second and third with no out. Fortunately, Dodd was able to pitch around the trouble and somehow not give up anymore runs even though the Braves loaded the bases after an intentional walk to Jean Segura.

After several uneventful innings (with the notable exception of Ronald Acuna Jr. fouling a ball of his knee and having to leave the game), the Braves got some insurance in the top of the ninth thanks to a Matt Olson solo homer and a sac fly with the bases loaded from Vaughn Grissom to make it a 6-3. AJ Minter entered the game in the bottom of the ninth and other than a single, he had little trouble closing the game out.