Miami 8, Atlanta 4

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Rob Drake, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Andy Fletcher,
Attendance - 21106

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Miami 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 8 10 1
Atlanta 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 20-17 9-7 11-10 W2
Atlanta 23-15 9-7 14-8 L1

Recap


Marlins 8, Braves 4: Giancarlo Stanton kept up his hot hitting with a two-run home run and Austin Kearns and Emilio Bonifacio added two RBIs apiece as Miami won for the 12th time in 15 games.

The Braves traded places with Washington at the top of the National League East standings. They fell a half-game behind the Nationals, who beat Pittsburgh 7-4. Miami pulled within three games of the lead.

Braves left-hander Mike Minor (2-3) breezed through the first three innings without allowing a hit, but the wheels came off in the fourth. Kearns gave Miami the lead for good with a two-run double to left-center and Bonifacio added an RBI single later in the inning.

The Marlins added three more in the fifth - including one when Jose Reyes swiped home on a delayed double steal - and two in the seventh on Stanton's two-run blast off reliever Cristhian Martinez.

Marlins left-hander Mark Buehrle (3-4) ran into trouble in the sixth, giving up three runs to allow the Braves to get within 6-4. He was effective enough over six innings to improve to 3-0 in three career starts against Atlanta.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Marlins starters have lasted at least six innings in 32 of 38 games this season. … Stanton has hit all eight of his home runs since April 29, a span of 17 games. He did not have a home run in his first 19 games. … Bonifacio stole his league-leading 20th base. He has not been caught. The Marlins stole four bases to up their league-leading total to 44. … Braves 1B Freddie Freeman returned to the lineup after missing Tuesday's game with scratches in both eyes and went 0-for-3 with an RBI.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   Atlanta
Mark Buehrle Player Mike Minor
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 4.2
4 Strikeouts 3
6 Hits 6
6.00 ERA 11.57
Hitting
Miami   Atlanta
Omar Infante Player Martin Prado
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 5
.600 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 10 1 15 .270 15 9 7 3 4 1
Atlanta 10 0 13 .278 13 6 4 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Miami. The Braves have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Marlins have a W/L % of .579 after a win and .500 after a loss.