Atlanta 4, Miami 1

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:05 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 85°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Layne, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Third Base - Brian Knight,
Attendance - 22245

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 67-81 29-46 38-35 L2
Atlanta 86-64 46-29 40-35 W2

Recap


Alex Gonzalez socked a three-run homer in the seventh inning to give the Atlanta Braves to a 4-1 win over the visiting Florida Marlins in the rubber game of a three-game series at Turner Field.

The win enabled the Braves to reduce their magic number for clinching the National League wild card to nine. St. Louis, which is 4 1/2 games back of Atlanta, defeated Pittsburgh 3-2 on Wednesday afternoon.

With the game tied 1-1, Gonzalez connected against Florida starter Ricky Nolasco (10-11), who took a 1-0 lead and a one-hitter in the seventh. Gonzalez, who took three days off to rest his sore back when the team was in St. Louis, was 8-for-11 in the three-game series against the Marlins.

Ed O'Flaherty (2-4) earned the win with one shutout inning of relief. Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth inning, striking out two, for his 44th save.

Florida did not get a hit after the third inning.

Atlanta rookie starter Randall Delgado picked up a no-decision despite allowing only one run in five innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   Atlanta
Ricky Nolasco Player Randall Delgado
Loss W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 5.0
5 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 4
5.14 ERA 1.80
Hitting
Miami   Atlanta
Brett Hayes Player Alex Gonzalez
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 3
0 HR 1
1 TB 5
.333 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 4 1 7 .129 6 9 1 2 0 0
Atlanta 5 1 8 .179 6 6 4 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Braves have a W/L % of .576 after a win and .569 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Marlins have a W/L % of .507 after a win and .407 after a loss.
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