See It Loading...
Full Gallery
 
Advertise with us!
 

Last Update on July 25, 2014 09:47 GMT

MARLINS-BRAVES

ATLANTA (AP) -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time in three starts and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Thursday night.

In taking three of four games, the Marlins won just their second series in the last 10 against the Braves at Turner Field.

Alvarez (7-5) gave up six hits, two runs and one walk with four strikeouts in eight innings. The Marlins are 13-3 in his last 16 starts.

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel (0-2), pitching in a non-save situation with the game tied 2-all to begin the ninth, struck out Garrett Jones and had Marcell Ozuna struck out, too, but a wild pitch bounced a few feet away from catcher Evan Gattis and Ozuna reached safely.

With Saltalamacchia batting, Ozuna advanced to second on another wild pitch and scored on the RBI single to center, easily beating B.J. Upton's throw to the plate.

JAGUARS-BUTKUS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have named Luke Butkus interim offensive line coach, tabbing him to fill in for cancer-stricken assistant George Yarno.

Yarno left the team last month and returned home to be with his family in Spokane, Washington, while he undergoes treatment.

Coach Gus Bradley says the 56-year-old Yarno will be away from the team for "some months."

Bradley says Yarno is "encouraged by the progress" and adds "We're all rooting for him and we'll welcome him back with open arms when he comes back."

Butkus, entering his seventh NFL season, is a nephew of Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus.

The Jaguars also hired Matt Applebaum as an offensive assistant. Applebaum will work primarily with the O-line.

Advertise with us!