National League Game Summary - Atlanta at Miami|
(Wednesday, July 10th)
Final Score: Miami 6, Atlanta 2
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Placido Polanco went 3-for-5 with three RBI and
Jacob Turner spun seven strong innings to lead the Miami Marlins to a 6-2 win
over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
Turner (3-1) allowed two runs on four hits and three walks while fanning five
to earn the win.
Giancarlo Stanton had a two-run double and Jeff Mathis drove in a run for the
Marlins, who snapped a five-game losing streak.
"It's good, especially going into an off day," Stanton said of Miami snapping
its five-game skid. "You don't want to go six in a row into your day off and
then you're wondering and all that stuff on that day."
Chris Johnson went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Dan Uggla drove in a run for the
Braves, who lost for the second time in five games.
Paul Maholm (9-8) was tagged for four runs on seven hits and five walks over 4
1/3 innings to absorb the loss.
The Marlins put two on with no outs in the first inning. Stanton then ripped a
line drive double off the wall in left-center field to score Justin Ruggiano
and Ed Lucas. After Marcell Ozuna struck out, Polanco doubled to left field to
push Stanton across. Mathis capped the inning with a bloop single to right to
"Obviously in the first inning I wasn't in rhythm," Maholm admitted. "The
first inning was what it was. I was fighting it and they capitalized."
Atlanta answered back with a run in the second inning. Johnson doubled then
scored on Uggla's two-bagger to right field.
The Braves pushed a run across in the sixth to make it 4-2. Freddie Freeman
doubled, moved to third on a wild pitch then scored on Johnson's ground out to
The Marlins added a pair of insurance runs in the eighth inning. With the
bases loaded and two outs, Polanco smacked a single to center field to score
Juan Pierre and Lucas.
Steve Cishek stranded a pair of runners in the ninth to nail down the win.
Turner threw 73 of his 110 pitches for strikes, while Maholm got just 54 of
103 pitches over for strikes ... Adeiny Hechavarria went 2-for-3 to extend
his hitting streak to 10 games ... Johnson extended his hitting streak to 11
games ... The Braves were 1-for-4 with runners in scoring position and
left six runners on base.
07/10 20:11:31 ET