Markakis, Flowers power Atlanta’s offense in 12-7 victory

ATLANTA (AP) – Nick Markakis doubled to drive in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, Tyler Flowers had four RBIs and the Atlanta Braves rallied to beat the Miami Marlins 12-7 on Monday night.

The teams combined for 34 hits. Atlanta, which ranks 28th in runs scored, finished in double digits for just the third time this year and the first time at Turner Field.

Miami erased a seven-run deficit in the sixth on Christian Yelich’s RBI single and Giancarlo Stanton’s pinch-hit sacrifice fly made it 7-all.

After Markakis gave Atlanta the lead back, Anthony Recker’s pinch-hit RBI single put the Braves up 9-7 in the seventh. Flowers added a two-run single in the three-run eighth.

Chaz Roe (2-0), the fourth of seven Atlanta pitchers, walked one and struck out one in the sixth to earn the win.

Brian Ellington (2-2), the sixth of nine Miami pitchers, took the loss after giving up four hits and two runs in 1 1/3 innings.

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