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Bour Powers Marlins To 3-Game Sweep Of Braves With 9-5 Win

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — The Miami Marlins have been one of the best teams in baseball since the end of August.

Justin Bour homered twice and drove in three runs, leading the Marlins over the Atlanta Braves 9-5 Sunday for a three-game sweep.

Bour hit a two-run homer off the right-field pole in the first inning and a solo shot in the seventh for the first multihomer game of his big league career. Bour was 7 for 12 in the series with four home runs and eight RBIs.

Martin Prado drove in three runs and Marcell Ozuna also homered for Miami, which has won a franchise-best seven consecutive games against the Braves.

Tom Koehler (11-14) allowed four runs, nine hits, and five walks in 6 2-3 innings. He benefited from four double plays behind him.

Shelby Miller (5-17) gave up seven runs — four earned — and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings. He is 0-16 in 24 starts since May 17.

Michael Bourn and Cameron Maybin each drove in two runs for the Braves. Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman left after appearing to get hurt after lining out in the third.

Nick Swisher homered for Atlanta, which has a major-league low 94 on the season. The last time Atlanta failed to reach 100 in a season was 1988.


Prado made a diving stop at third base on Daniel Castro in the seventh and threw across the diamond from his knees as Bour made an impressive grab.


Braves: The Braves return home on Tuesday for their final homestand of the season. Starter RHP Matt Wisler (6-8) is 1-2 with a 7.62 ERA in four appearances against the Nationals this season.

Marlins: LHP Adam Conley (4-1, 3.93) will start against Tampa Bay LHP Matt Moore (2-4, 6.48) on Tuesday. Conley has allowed just one run over his last two starts, a span of 13 innings, and has struck out 14. The Marlins have won the last five times Conley has started.

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