Hanson Pitches Braves Past Marlins

By scotthumphries

Tommy Hanson pitched 6 and 2/3 strong innings to get his eighth win of the season, and Omar Infante and Yunel Escobar each scored a run and drove in a run, as the Braves defeated the Florida Marlins 4-1 on Saturday afternoon in Atlanta.

Hanson (8-5) tossed 6 and 2/3 innings of five-hit, one-run ball for the Braves to get his eighth win, while Florida starter Anibal Sanchez (7-5) surrendered seven hits and four runs in his six innings and took the loss for the Marlins.

The Marlins took an early 1-0 lead in the game, scoring an unearned run in the second inning, but the Braves rallied to score four fourth inning runs, and cruised on to the 4-1 win from there.

Atlanta’s fourth inning uprising was highlighted by Infante’s rbi-single, Escobar’s rbi-double, and Gregor Blanco’s two-run single, and it proved to be decisive.

Hanson was not the only Atlanta pitcher to shine either as Peter Moylan, Takashi Saito, and Billy Wagner combined to pitch 2 and 1/3 scoreless innings to close out the game for the Braves, with Wagner tossing a 1-2-3 ninth inning to notch his 17th save.

The Braves improved to 48-33 with the win, while the loss dropped the Marlins to 37-43.

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