The Miami Marlins Win The Series In Atlanta With Yesterday’s Victory
Adeiny Hechavarria had three hits, including a two-run homer, and Dee Gordon hit a two-run double as the Miami Marlins topped the Braves, 6-2, Wednesday afternoon at Turner Field on Jackie Robinson Day. Michael Morse added a solo shot, his first of the season, for the Marlins, who outscored the Braves, 14-4, over the last two games to win the series and gain a measure of revenge for Atlanta’s season-opening sweep in Miami.
Eric Stults (0-1) took the loss for Atlanta, allowing four earned runs on five hits in five innings. Stults allowed a pair of runs in the third on Gordon’s double, then allowed two more in the fifth on a homer by Hechavarria, who is hitting .500 career against him (6-for-12). Dan Haren (1-0) got the win for the Marlins, shutting out the Braves through five innings and not allowing a hit until Andrelton Simmons grounded a single up the middle with two outs in the fifth. Haren allowed two runs and three hits over seven frames. Center fielder Cameron Maybin’s second homer of the season leading off the sixth and Kelly Johnson’s first of the year leading off the seventh accounted for the only two runs off Haren, who raised his career record to 7-2 against Atlanta and 5-1 at Turner Field. The Marlins righty has allowed three runs in 13 innings over two starts this season, all of them coming on homers. Miami closer Steve Cisek, pitching in a non-save situation, faced the minimum in the ninth. Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton batted without a protective mask on the left side of his batting helmet when facing left-handers. Stanton, who went 0 for 4, is still wearing the mask against right-handers.