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Thursday, July 24 (All times Eastern)

Miami Marlins (47-53) at Atlanta Braves (55-46), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Miami - Henderson Alvarez (6-5, 2.64) Atlanta - Aaron Harang (9-6, 3.36)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Having already lost ace Jose Fernandez earlier this season to injury, the Miami Marlins got a scare with regards to All-Star Henderson Alvarez in his most recent outing.

Alvarez, though, is on track to make his start on Thursday evening in the finale of a four-game set with the Atlanta Braves.

The right-hander was forced to exit Saturday's game versus the San Francisco Giants following 2 2/3 innings after taking a comebacker of his left shin. X- rays were negative as the Marlins appeared to dodge a disaster.

That wasn't so for Alvarez's stat line as he was charged with the loss for giving up two runs -- one earned -- on three hits before leaving.

The 24-year-old fell to 6-5 with a 2.64 earned run average on the year, but manager Mike Redmond is glad to still have the option of penciling Alvarez in.

"We got lucky, because it caught Henderson between the muscle and the shin," Redmond told Miami's website earlier this week. "I think it got more muscle than bone. It blew up quickly on him. It was sore, of course. I think he's fine. We can't lose anybody, but especially him. It's good that he's fine."

Alvarez will now take aim at a first career win against the Braves, who he is 0-2 versus lifetime with a 6.67 ERA in five meetings.

Veteran Aaron Harang counters for Atlanta having not lost since June 18. He was, however, denied a fifth straight winning start on Saturday versus Philadelphia despite six scoreless innings.

The 36-year-old righty yielded five hits and three walks in the no-decision as the Braves dropped a 2-1 contest.

Harang is 5-5 with a 6.25 ERA lifetime versus the Marlins.

The Braves lost the first two games of this series before coming through with last night's 6-1 victory. Atlanta plated five runs over the first two innings, keyed by Freddie Freeman's three-run homer.

Ervin Santana struck out 10 and allowed a run on six hits and three walks over 7 1/3 innings for Atlanta, which had dropped three of its last four games coming in.

"Our objective today was to come out and get on top early, we did that. Ervin pitched well, he had great stuff today," said Braves outfielder B.J. Upton, who had a pair of hits and scored twice.

Nathan Eovaldi surrendered five runs on six hits and two walks over seven frames for the Marlins, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.

"He just went down there and hit a good pitch," Eovaldi said of Freeman's second-inning homer.

These two clubs have split 12 meetings this season, with the Braves having gone 15-8 over the last 23 contests with the Marlins at Turner Field.

07/24 10:41:51 ET

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 1
BOS 2
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DUKE 66
GONZ 52
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CHA
BOS
 
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PHI 4
DET 4
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WAS 11
MIA 7
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BAL 5
MIN 6
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STL 2
NYM 3
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HOU 0
NYY 7
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ATL 2
PIT 4
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BOS 3
TAM 2
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TOR 2
BAL 4
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ANA 6
CIN 8
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KAN 0
CHC 7
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CLE 1
CWS 4
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SFG 11
LOS 9
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OAK 7
MIL 0
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SDP 8
SEA 5
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LOS 10
TEX 5
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COL 2
ARI 1
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ARI 10
COL 11
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DET
ATL
 
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TAM
BAL
 
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PIT
PHI
 
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STL
WAS
 
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NYM
MIA
 
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CWS
CLE
 
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OAK
COL
 
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TEX
KAN
 
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SEA
ANA
 
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CIN
SDP
 
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CHC
SFG
 
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ARI
LOS
 
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HOU
TOR
 
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BOS
MIN
 
Final
WAS 91
HOU 99
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BRK 107
LAL 99
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NOP 110
MIN 88
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CLE 87
PHI 86
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MIA 109
DET 102
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BOS 106
LAC 119
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IND 104
DAL 99
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SAN 103
MEM 89
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PHO 97
OKC 109
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CHA
BOS
 
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PHI
LAL
 
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TOR
HOU
 
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ATL
MIL
 
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MEM
SAC
 
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MIN
UTA
 
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POR
PHO
 
Final
LOU 70
MSU 76
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DUKE 66
GONZ 52
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LOYC
LAMON
 
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NYR 2
WAS 5
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CAR 1
BOS 2
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NAS 2
CAL 5
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NYI 5
DET 4
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OTT 2
FLA 4
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NJD 1
ANA 2
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WIN 3
CHI 4
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PIT 3
SJS 2
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MON
TAM
 
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STL
VAN
 
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DAL
CAL
 
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