Atlanta 8, Miami 5

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 8, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Sun Life Stadium
Temperature - 83°
Umpires - Home Plate - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Bob Davidson,
Attendance - 20330

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Atlanta 0 4 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 8 11 0
Miami 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 8 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 67-49 34-22 33-27 W2
Miami 55-60 24-37 31-23 L5

Recap


Dan Uggla extended his hitting streak to 29 games, Alex Gonzalez hit a three-run home run and the Atlanta Braves beat the Florida Marlins 8-5 on Monday at Sun Life Stadium.

Uggla extended his hitting streak to 29 games with an infield single in the fifth inning, one short of the longest streak in the majors this season. Uggla is two games shy of the franchise record set by Rico Carty in 1970.

Atlanta has won six of eight meetings with the Marlins this season.

For the second straight game, Gonzalez extended his hitting streak with a home run. Gonzalez hit his 10th homer in the fifth to push his streak to nine games.

Atlanta's Freddie Freeman capped a four-run second with a two-run single, one day after having his career-best 20-game hitting streak snapped.

Freeman was ejected for throwing down his bat after striking out to end the eighth. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez also was ejected in the fourth for arguing balls and strikes from the dugout.

John Buck's two-run home run pulled the Marlins within three in the ninth, but Craig Kimbrel struck out the only two batters he faced to end the threat and earn his 35th save.

The Marlins have lost five straight since climbing back to .500 on Tuesday. Florida was without three regular starters – outfielder Logan Morrison (knee), shortstop Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) and second baseman Omar Infante (finger).

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   Miami
Derek Lowe Player Brad Hand
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 3
6 Hits 9
3.00 ERA 12.60
Hitting
Atlanta   Miami
Jose Constanza Player Greg Dobbs
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 5
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 11 1 15 .314 9 8 8 4 1 0
Miami 8 2 15 .242 16 8 5 5 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Marlins have a W/L % of .527 after a win and .433 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Braves have a W/L % of .561 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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