In the Marlins’ first matchup of the 2021 season against the Braves, they were coming in looking for redemption after Atlanta ended their season in the National League Division Series last October. Against a red-hot Braves offense, the Marlins would struggle early but come alive late for a dramatic 5-3 comeback win in 10 innings at Truist Park.
In the top of the 10th inning with Jon Berti on third and Starling Marte at first, Garrett Cooper hit a line-drive single to center field to bring in Marte. The dagger would come from Brian Anderson, who hit a clutch double to left field to give the Marlins a two-run cushion. Yimi García pitched the final 1 1/3 innings to earn the win.
The game was not without a little controversy. For the second time in less than a week, the Marlins were on the wrong end of a disputed call, but this time they overcame it.
In the top of the eighth with the Marlins trailing, 3-1, Berti led off with a walk and appeared to steal second base a moment later. However, the Braves challenged the call, and Berti was ruled out upon review.