As usual, Randall Delgado didn’t get any run support to speak of. Of the two runs he did get, he had to drive one in himself. But this time, he and the bullpen pitched well enough to make two runs hold up. That won’t work too often, but this one time…
The game was scoreless through three, when Brian McCann (who had a three-hit game) doubled leading off. Dan Uggla followed with a walk. Freddie Freeman singled in McCann, but after the inning had to leave the game with a hand injury; hopefully nothing serious. Jason Heyward grounded into a double play, followed by an Andrelton Simmons walk. Delgado then singled, and it was 2-0.
Delgado had kept the Marlins off the bases through the first four innings. In the fifth, though, Giancarlo Stanton led off with a double, and scored on a two-out single to make it 2-1. That was all they would get, though.
After a walk to Stanton with one out in the seventh, Delgado was relieved by Jonny Venters, who got both men he faced. Eric O’Flaherty threw a 1-2-3 eighth, and Craig Kimbrel a 1-2-3 ninth. Only one strikeout this time, though.