Dietrich hits HR, drives in 4 as Marlins beat Braves 7-3
ATLANTA (AP) – Derek Dietrich hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer and drove in four runs before getting hurt on a foul ball hit into his dugout, and the Miami Marlins beat Atlanta 7-3 on Sunday to avoid being swept by the last-place Braves for the second time this season.
Dietrich’s homer landed deep in the lower section of the right-field seats in the sixth, giving Miami a 3-1 lead. A former Georgia Tech star, Dietrich added a two-run double off Eric O’Flaherty in the seventh inning.
He was hit by a foul ball off the bat of Christian Yelich in the ninth. Dietrich was knocked to the ground, where he remained face down in front of the bench for a few minutes before rising to his feet. He was escorted to the clubhouse.
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