published Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Marlins rally to beat Braves 5-4 for 3-game sweep

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    Miami Marlins relief pitcher Steve Cishek, right, shakes hands with catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (39) after they defeated the Atlanta Braves 5-4 in a baseball game on today in Miami.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

MIAMI — Giancarlo Stanton and Casey McGehee hit consecutive run-scoring singles off David Carpenter during a two-run rally in the seventh inning that led the Miami Marlins over the Atlanta Braves 5-4 Thursday night for a three-game sweep of the NL East leader.

Miami has won six straight home games for the first time at Marlins Park, which opened in 2012. It is the longest home winning streak for the team since the Marlins won eight in a row from June 20 to July 1, 2009.

With the Marlins trailing 4-3, pinch-hitter Reed Johnson singled off Ian Thomas (1-1) leading off the seventh and took second on Christian Yelich's single. Derek Dietrich lined out, and Carpenter relieved and gave up the back-to-back hits.

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