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Gattis delivers walk-off home run as Braves keep Marlins winless on the road

ATLANTA — Evan Gattis made sure that the Miami Marlins remained the only team in the majors without a road victory.

The Atlanta Braves catcher hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning off reliever Arquimedes Caminero to give the Braves a 4-2 victory Monday night at Turner Field that dropped the Marlins to 0-7 away from Miami.

Gattis, who had made a costly defensive misplay earlier, picked on a 1-0 fastball and lined his fifth homer of the season into the left-field seats for the first walk-off hit of his career.

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel, working for just the second time in nine days after experiencing shoulder soreness, blew his first save opportunity in six attempts when the Marlins scored an unearned run in the ninth to tie the game.

After a leadoff walk, shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria was awarded first base on catcher’s interference against Gattis, and pinch-hitter Derek Dietrich delivered an RBI double before Kimbrel struck out the next three batters.

The Braves loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth on a leadoff double by pinch-hitter Jordan Schafer and two walks, but the game went to extra innings when Marlins reliever Carlos Marmol got third baseman Chris Johnson to bounce out.

Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons hit a fifth-inning homer off Marlins starter Tom Koehler and scored to make it 2-1 in the seventh on a single by right fielder Jason Heyward off Miami lefty reliever Mike Dunn.

Braves starter Julio Teheran, who has never lost to the Marlins, retired the last nine batters he faced, and Miami didn’t get a runner past second base in seven innings against him other than first baseman Garrett Jones’ homer leading off the second.

Teheran allowed five hits, struck out eight and walked two while lowering his ERA to 1.80 in the no-decision.

Koehler entered the game with a 1.89 ERA and matched Teheran pitch for pitch until the seventh, allowing five hits, walking two and striking out eight in 6 1/3 innings.

Benefiting from a successful challenge by manager Mike Redmond on a transfer play, the Marlins loaded the bases with one out in the eighth inning thanks to the error on second baseman Dan Uggla. Braves reliever Jordan Walden, though, worked out of the jam.

The Marlins were swept in a six-game road trip to Washington and Philadelphia, and had lost eight straight games overall before a weekend sweep in Miami against Seattle gave them four victories in five games.

Teheran, coming off a three-hit shutout at Philadelphia, left a 1-2 fastball over the middle of the plate to Jones leading off the second inning and the left-handed hitter deposited his third home of the season into the Braves’ bullpen behind the fence in right-center field.

Simmons tied it for the Braves in the fifth, picking on a hanging 1-0 breaking ball from Koehler and lining his third homer of the season into the left-field seats. Koehler, who blanked Washington on one hit in his previous start, had retired nine straight Braves before Simmons connected.

NOTES: Marlins LF Christian Yelich extended his hitting streak to 15 games with an infield single in the first inning. … Braves RHP Julio Teheran became the first visiting pitcher to throw a shutout since Citizens Bank Park opened in 2004 when he blanked the Phillies 1-0 last Wednesday. It was Teheran’s first career shutout. … RHP Jose Fernandez (2-1, 2.66 ERA) will start the middle game of the series for the Marlins on Tuesday night against Braves LHP Alex Wood (2-2, 1.67 ERA). Fernandez was 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in two starts against the Braves last season en route to be named National League rookie of the year. … LHP Mike Minor (shoulder tendinitis) will throw a side session on Tuesday and could return to the Atlanta rotation as soon as Saturday against Cincinnati. He has had four minor-league rehab outings.