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Adam Duval belts his 100th career homer and gives the Braves a thrilling win (video)

In the top of the 9th inning, Adam Duval came up huge for the Braves and blasted a game-winning solo home run. 

While it looked like the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins were headed to extra innings on Saturday, Adam Duval decided enough was enough and he wanted to send his team home with a big win late.

In the top of the 9th inning, Duval stepped up to the plate with things tied at 1-1 and came up huge for Atlanta, smashing a solo home run to left field. In the end, that homer proved to be the difference for the Braves, who came away with a close 2-1 victory.

The man of the night is no doubt Duval, who actually celebrated hitting his 100th home run in addition to giving Atlanta the victory.

The Atlanta Braves are now just one game back of the Marlins in the NL East standings

That was just a clutch moment for Duval, who is no stranger to stepping up for the Braves when his number is called.

Thus far this season, the 6-1, 215-pounder has two home runs on the year, but he’ll be the first to tell you his dinger from Saturday was by far the most special.

Miami is at the top of the NL East standings, but Atlanta is now only one game back following Saturday’s win. They have Duval to thank for that. Also, some props must go to starting pitcher Max Fried, who was brilliant in his 6.1 innings of work against the Marlins. Throughout the season, Fried has been nearly unhittable whenever he’s on the bump.

Saturday turned out to be a pretty awesome day for Duval and the Braves. With them only being one game back of the Marlins too, they could jump on top of the league standings before you know it. Stay tuned.

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