Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons (19) forces Miami Marlins' Christian Yelich (21) out at second base on a Jordany Valdespin (1) ground ball in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Atlanta on Monday. / photo: Associated Press
ATLANTA -- Garrett Jones drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the 10th inning, lifting the Miami Marlins to a 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.<br />
Christian Yelich led off the 10th with a single off Shae Simmons (1-2) and moved to second on Jordany Valdespin's sacrifice bunt. Following an intentional walk to Giancarlo Stanton, Simmons walked Casey McGehee to load the bases.<br />
Jones broke a 1-1 tie with his grounder past Simmons into center field.<br />
Bryan Morris (7-0) stranded two runners in a scoreless ninth. Steve Cishek pitched a perfect 10th inning for his 22nd save.<br />
Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit his 10th homer for Miami in the fifth for a 1-1 tie that held until the ninth.
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