Atlanta Beats Florida 4-3 in 11 Innings

Atlanta came through in 11 innings and beat Florida 4-3 to take the first two games of the series.

The Braves got on the board first in the second inning of the game. Back-to-back one out singles from Alex Gonzalez and David Ross put runners on first and second against Marlins starter Clay Hensley.

After Jose Constanza popped out for the second out, Beachy worked a walk to load the bases for Michael Bourn.

Hensley walked Bourn as well to bring in Gonzalez and gave Atlanta an early 1-0 lead.

Atlanta added to its lead in the fifth inning as Martin Prado crushed a slider from Hensley with one out into the seats for a solo homer. Prado's home run upped the Atlanta lead to 2-0. 

In the sixth, Atlanta manufactured another run as Constanza walked and stole second with one out. A single from Prado brought Constanza around to score and gave Atlanta a 3-0 lead.

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After pitching well for six innings, Beachy struggled in the seventh. Mike Stanton walked to begin the inning and advanced to second on a wild pitch. After a walk to Mike Cameron, Beachy's day ended and was replaced by Anthony Varvaro.

Varvaro grooved a fastball to John Buck who launched it into the left field seats for a three-run homer to tie the game at three. 

Beachy pitched well, giving up two runs and three hits in seven innings while walking three and striking out ten.

Eric O' Flaherty escaped a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the eighth with back-to-back strikeouts of Logan Morrison and Mike Cameron. 

Things stayed tied until the 11th inning. Michael Bourn doubled with one out and scored on a single from Prado to make it a 4-3 Atlanta game. 

Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless bottom of the 11th to earn his 36th save. 

Dan Uggla extended his hitting streak to 30 games with an infield single in the fifth inning. George Sherrill earned the win with a scoreless 10th inning.

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