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Acuna's walk-off win gives Braves another win over Marlins



See you next year, Marlins.

And here's another thing that Ronald Acuna must remember before you go.

The Braves played their 19th and final season game against the Miami Marlins on Thursday night at SunTrust Park, beating them for the 15th time. Fittingly, Acuna underscored its all-season dominance by delivering a separation shot in the ninth inning, a single with two playoffs and a 3-2 win in Atlanta.

"Yes, I definitely think it was … a fitting end to the way we played the Marlins," Acuna said through an interpreter. "But I would much rather … have a homerun against her."

Gawk at Acuna's final numbers for 201

9 against the Marlins: .319 strike average, .402 base percentage, .708 batting percentage, nine homeruns and 18 RBIs. All in 72 at-bats.

"It's dominance," said pitcher Mike Soroka. "It's easy, he came to play every day, and I do not know if that had anything to do with last year (when Marlin's jug bored Jose Urena Acuna in the elbow on the first pitch of a game)."

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Marvel at the numbers of the Braves against the Marlins: a 15: 4 record this season and a 29: 9 record over the last two seasons – most of a National League team wins against an opponent in both seasons ,

Acuna came down against the Marlins for the last time this year, with two eliminators and new teammate Adeiny Hechavarria on the third base at the end of ninth. Hechavarria had left the inning with a double on the left field line.

Nobody in the stadium was surprised when Acuna relegated Reliever Ryne Stanek 2-2 to the left-center for the end of the match.

"I had a pretty good feeling (that would happen)," said Braves manager Brian Snitker said. "He has a really incredible year against this one club, that's for sure."

"He hit his pitch," Soroka said, "and he did not miss him."

The result was the Braves The eighth win of the season ended with a goal from Acuna.

And so ended a series that started on Tuesday night with another Marlins thrower (Elieser Hernandez), who hit Acuna with his first pitch, this time in the side, Thursday night with Acuna's walkoff hit. In between, Acuna hit a homer in two runs on Wednesday.

The Braves took a 1-0 lead on the second inning Thursday when experienced shortstop Hechavarria scored in five out of six games since being last in the team's week. But they fell back in the seventh game with a 1: 2, as the Marlins three consecutive episodes against an otherwise excellent Soroka showed the only five goals in seven innings allowed. Freddie Freeman's home game in eighth place, the 34th of the season, ended with the ninth inning finish.

The victory was the fifth in a row of the Braves, finishing a 7-2 homestead. Now they are traveling for six games: three in New York against the Mets this weekend, one make-up game in Colorado on Monday and two games in Toronto on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The journey begins on Friday night with last year's NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom, who throws for the Mets. Mike Foltynewicz will be racing for the Braves.

Acuna and the Braves will revisit them on April 3, the opening game of next season.