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Buck helps Marlins edge Braves

Apr 15, 2011 - 4:00 AM Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - John Buck's RBI single in the seventh inning was the difference as Florida clipped Atlanta, 6-5, in the finale of a three- game set at Turner Field.

Logan Morrison hit a two-run double and Gaby Sanchez homered among his two hits and scored twice for the Marlins, who took the final two contests and won for the fourth time in six games.

Brian Sanches (2-0) turned in a scoreless relief inning for the win.

"The bullpen kept doing what they've been doing since the start," Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said of his relievers, who turned in four innings of scoreless ball. "They were just outstanding. It seems like everybody is feeling comfortable with their role. Thanks to them, we're a lot fresher than we might have been heading into the series with Philly."

Brian McCann notched a three-run homer and Dan Uggla added a solo home run for the Braves, who have dropped four of their last five.

Eric O'Flaherty (0-1) served up Buck's game-deciding hit.

Sanchez began the seventh with a one-out base hit, then Wes Helms followed with a pinch single. Buck then laced a ball up the middle to plate Sanchez for a 6-5 Florida edge.

Scott Linebrink came on and retired the next two batters to keep it a one-run game.

The Marlins stranded a runner on third in the eighth, then saw a runner thrown out trying to steal second in the ninth.

Leo Nunez worked around a leadoff single from Alex Gonzalez and retired three in a row to earn his fourth save.

Florida scored three times in the first via a Mike Stanton RBI single and a two-run double from Morrison, but Atlanta responded in the home half on Chipper Jones' run-scoring hit and a three-run shot by McCann.

Hanley Ramirez knocked in Buck with a single to tie the game in the second and Sanchez cleared the wall in left to put the Fish ahead in the third.

Uggla's solo shot in the fourth forged a 5-5 deadlock.

Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco allowed six hits and five runs over five innings with four strikeouts, while Braves hurler Brandon Beachy lasted 5 1/3 frames, charged with seven hits and five runs. He fanned eight with four walks.

"I definitely learned these last two starts, something that's already known, that I don't start the quickest," Beachy admitted. "It takes me an inning or two to get going. When I can settle down, I know it's going to be a good day. I need to have pitches, especially my breaking ball there from the first inning."

Game Notes

Atlanta had won 11 of 18 games last year...Prior to the game, the Braves announced that Jair Jurrjens, sidelined with a right oblique strain, is on track to make his season debut against the Mets on Saturday...Florida entered play leading the majors with 32 doubles and tacked on two more...Sanchez and Morrison have both hit safely in all 12 games this season.

  • FLORIDA: 6
    ATLANTA: 5

    Apr 14 10:20 PM

  • John Buck singled to center scored Gaby Sanchez. Runners on first and third with one out and Brian Sanches due up.

    Marlins 6, Braves 5  Top 7, 1 OutApr 14 9:30 PM
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    Marlins 5, Braves 5  Top 7, 0 OutsApr 14 9:24 PM
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    Marlins 5, Braves 5  Mid 5Apr 14 8:43 PM

  • Dan Uggla lead-off Home Run (3) to left. Jason Heyward due up.

    Marlins 5, Braves 5  Bot 4, 0 OutsApr 14 8:29 PM

  • Gaby Sanchez one-out, solo Home Run (1) to left. Greg Dobbs due up.

    Marlins 5, Braves 4  Top 3, 1 OutApr 14 8:06 PM

  • Hanley Ramirez singled to center scored John Buck. Runners on first and third with two outs and Mike Stanton due up.

    Marlins 4, Braves 4  Top 2, 2 OutsApr 14 7:53 PM

  • Brian McCann none-out, three-run Home Run (2) to right scored Nate McLouth and Chipper Jones. Dan Uggla due up.

    Marlins 3, Braves 4  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 14 7:36 PM

  • Chipper Jones singled to right scored Martin Prado. Runners on first and third with none out and Brian McCann due up.

    Marlins 3, Braves 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 14 7:34 PM

  • Logan Morrison doubled to left scored Hanley Ramirez and Mike Stanton. Runner on second with one out and Gaby Sanchez due up.

    Marlins 3, Braves 0  Top 1, 1 OutApr 14 7:21 PM

  • FLORIDA: 0
    ATLANTA: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

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