Braves rally late for the series sweep over Miami

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

MIAMI (AP) — The Atlanta Braves' latest win over the Miami Marlins was so difficult to describe that Brian Snitker needed two hyphens for one word.

"Stick-to-itiveness," the Braves manager said.

Yep, it's in the dictionary, and next to it should be the box score from Atlanta's wild 12-inning comeback victory Sunday.

Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning and Matt Joyce delivered a tiebreaking RBI single in the 12th to help rally past Miami 7-6.

The Braves overcame a 5-1 deficit in the ninth against closer Sergio Romo. One run came home on a balk, and Acuña tied the score with one out by pulling an 0-1 slider for his 14th homer.

"Wow," a dazed Romo said to himself as Acuña circled the bases.

"I was extremely excited," Acuña said through a translator. "This team fights every moment of the game until the 27th out is recorded."