Braves Rally To Beat Marlins

By scotthumphries

Tommy Hanson pitched six strong innings to get his fourth win of the season and the Braves scored six seventh inning runs as they rallied from a 2-1 deficit to beat the    Florida Marlins 7-3 on Wednesday night in Miami.

Hanson allowed just four hits and two runs in his six innings pitched as he notched his fourth win of the year, and Florida starter Nate Robertson also pitched well, allowing    just two hits and one run in six innings pitched.

The Marlins scored single runs in the first and fifth innings on a solo blast by Hanley Ramirez and an rbi-single by Jorge Cantu, and carried a 2-1 lead into the seventh, but things unraveled for Florida at that point as three Marlins’ relievers (Burke Badenhop,  Dan Meyer, and Brian Sanches) surrendered five hits, three walks, and six runs as the Braves rallied from the 2-1 deficit to take a 7-2 seventh inning lead.

The Braves tied the game on an rbi sacrifice fly by Martin Prado, went ahead on a bases loaded walk to Chipper Jones, and then blew the game wide open with four more runs, scoring on a two-run single by Troy Glaus and rbi-singles by Brian McCann and Yunel Escobar.

Peter Moylan and Billy Wagner combined to pitch three innings of one-run ball to close out the game for Atlanta, with Wagner pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

The Braves improved to 24-22 with the win, while the loss dropped the Marlins to 24-23.

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