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National League Game Summary - Miami at Atlanta



(Sunday, August 11th)

Final Score: Atlanta 9, Miami 4

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Run-scoring doubles from Evan Gattis and Chris Johnson highlighted a four-run seventh inning as the Atlanta Braves punished the Miami Marlins bullpen en route to a 9-4 victory, their 15th in 16 games.

The Braves, back on track after their 14-game run came to an end on Saturday, belted Miami relievers Dan Jennings (1-3) and A.J. Ramos in the decisive frame to take the series rubber match.

After B.J. Upton's sac fly in the inning snapped a 4-4 tie, Gattis and Johnson each laced doubles past the Miami outfielders, with Johnson's plating a pair to cap the inning and make a winner out of Atlanta starter Mike Minor.

Minor (12-5) was solid despite a three-run second inning, giving up four in all and six hits over seven frames. He struck out six while walking only one and captured a win for the third straight start.

"It was a good offensive day for us and Minor was outstanding," said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez. "These guys battled, these guys are tough and they like to compete. It was a good team effort today."

The Marlins lost for the seventh time in eight games. Starter Henderson Alvarez was charged with four runs on seven hits over six innings of work.

Jennings took over for Alvarez to start the seventh but didn't last long. After walking Joey Terdoslavich, he served up a single to Jason Heyward. Terdoslavich headed for third on the hit and Heyward took second on the throw.

Ramos relieved him and received a sliding catch from left fielder Christian Yelich on Upton's sinking line drive, but a run came in and the Braves grabbed a 5-4 lead.

Freddie Freeman, who hit a three-run homer earlier, was then intentionally walked and Gattis smacked a double off the base of the wall in left to knock in another run. Johnson then followed suit and plated two to make it 8-4.

"Obviously that seventh inning was... we couldn't, we just couldn't stop them," said Marlins manager Mike Redmond. "We didn't execute some pitches and they've got a lot of weapons over there. As you can see, they have the ability to do some damage with the middle of their order."

Heyward had four hits in the game, with his last coming in the eighth to knock in Jordan Schafer and account for the final margin. Gattis ended 3-for-5 and Freeman 2-for-3.

A one-out double from Ed Lucas in the second began a big inning for the Marlins. Jake Marisnick brought him in two batters later with a line-drive single to left and Minor gave up two more hits -- including a two-run double to his counterpart Alvarez that vaulted Miami to a 3-0 lead.

Alvarez yielded a sac fly to Dan Uggla in the second and was able to work through a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fourth unscathed, but couldn't find his way out of trouble the following inning, when he served up a three-run blast to Freeman that put Atlanta in front by a 4-3 count.

Miami drew even in the sixth, with a walk to Giancarlo Stanton and a single from Placido Polanco putting runners at the corners to set up a Lucas sac fly.

Game Notes

Atlanta's Justin Upton left the game in the bottom of the fifth inning with a left hamstring cramp. He is considered day-to-day ... It's Heyward's first four-hit game since Sept. 1, 2010 ... Miami's Justin Ruggiano pinch hit and grounded out in the seventh, extending his hitless streak to 42 at-bats.

08/11 17:51:56 ET

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Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
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DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
 
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
 
2nd
SAC 49
MIL 51
 
1st
GSW 11
OKC 25
 
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RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
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UVA 70
CLST 54
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LIU 69
FIU 58
 
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STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
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QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
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SHU 89
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RICH 65
SALA 54
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CAN 60
USB 59
 
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DEL 62
TEMPL 82
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WCU 56
WRST 69
 
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VERM 56
YALE 57
 
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SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
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RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
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LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
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MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
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BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
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PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
 
2nd
EVAN 69
OHIO 69
 
Half
CSFU 30
CSDH 17
 
Half
ORST 48
DEP 28
 
Half
PAC 35
NEV 17
 
Half
USF 46
PORST 22
 
Half
IDAHO 49
WALLA 18
 
1st
UTST 15
CALST 16
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
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PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
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MON 1
ANA 2
 
1st
SJS 0
EDM 1
 
1st
LOS 0
STL 0
 
4th
JAC 21
TEN 13