Braves Win Fourth In A Row, Defeat Marlins 7-5

Uggla SMASH

Despite a rough outing from Tim Hudson, the Braves beat the Marlins 7-5 behind strong games from Martin Prado and Dan Uggla. The bullpen was solid once again in relief, allowing only one run in 4 innings after Hudson allowed 4 runs in 5 innings.

Atlanta jumped out to an early lead in the first inning, victimizing Marlins' starter Wade LeBlanc. Back to back singles by Andrelton Simmons and Freddie Freeman put runners at the corners with two outs for Martin Prado, who singled to center to give the Braves a 1-0 lead. Dan Uggla followed with a towering home run down the left field line; a three run shot that put Atlanta up 4-0 before Tim Hudson ever took the mound.

In the 4th, an RBI single from Jeff Baker and an RBI groundout from Hudson pushed Atlanta's lead to 6-0, but Hudson started to falter in the bottom half of that inning.

After an RBI single from Rob Brantly, Bryan Petersen and Gorkys Hernandez hit back to back RBI triples to make it 6-4. Huddy would manage to escape the inning, but would be pulled after 5, having given up a whopping 10 hits. On the bright side, he didn't walk anyone, but he also didn't record a strikeout as well.

A Carlos Lee single off of Cory Gearrin in the 7th cut the Braves lead to 1, but Martin Prado came back with an RBI single in the 8th to stretch the lead back to two. For Prado, it was his 2nd RBI of the day and capped a perfect 4-4 day at the plate. Dan Uggla was the only other Brave with multiple hits, going 2-3 with a pair of runs and 3 RBIs.

Craig Kimbrel blew away the Marlins in the 9th to notch his 37th save of the year.

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