The red-hot young star has now gone deep in five straight games, as he added a three-run blast later on in the night. At 20 years of age, he is the youngest player to go deep in five consecutive contests. Dansby Swanson had the official tie-breaking RBI single, while Freddie Freeman added his 20th long ball of the season. The win for Atlanta is their 13th in the past 17 games, as they improved to 16 games over .500 for the first time since they won the NL East Division five years ago.
Their win, combined with the Philadelphia Phillies' loss, gives the Braves a two-game lead for the top spot in the division. Acuna's first home run came off of Trevor Richards, while his second came against Adam Conley, as he now has 19 on his season. It was the first multi-home run game of his career, as he finished 3-for-5 on the night. He has gone deep in seven of his past eight games, and has been red hot since moving to the leadoff spot. In 24 games since moving to the top spot, he has hit .358 with 12 home runs, 24 RBI, and 25 runs scored.
Charlie Culberson connected with a long ball, while Johan Camargo, Ender Inciarte, and Kurt Suzuki all drove in runs to help the Braves overcome an early deficit. Anibal Sanchez got knocked around a bit for the Braves, giving up five runs over five innings. Jesse Biddle had to work out of a jam in the sixth inning, but earned his fourth win for the Braves.
J.T. Realmuto drove in four runs for the Marlins, who dropped to 26 games under .500, which is good for last place in the NL East. They will continue their series at SunTrust Park with the third game of the series on Wednesday night.