Atlanta 7, Miami 0

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, May 17, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Joe West, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Andy Fletcher, Third Base - Rob Drake,
Attendance - 27724

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Miami 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Atlanta 1 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 7 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 20-18 9-7 11-11 L1
Atlanta 24-15 10-7 14-8 W1

Recap


Braves 7, Marlins 0: Brandon Beachy tossed a five-hitter for the first shutout of his major-league career, and seven different players drove in runs to help Atlanta salvage a split of a two-game series at Turner Field.

Beachy (5-1) struck out six in his first complete game, posting his seventh consecutive quality start and lowering his major league-best ERA to 1.33. That's the second-lowest ERA for a Braves pitcher through his first eight starts since 1921. Only Greg Maddux (1.13 in 1994) had a lower ERA through eight starts.

The Braves staked Beachy to an early lead on Martin Prado's RBI triple in the first, and they added two more on a solo home run by Freddie Freeman and an RBI double by Brian McCann in the third.

Michael Bourn added an RBI single in the fourth to make it 4-0, and Chipper Jones, Jason Heyward and Beachy each had RBI singles in the three-run fifth.

Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco (4-2) struggled for a second consecutive outing, allowing four runs on seven hits over four innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Beachy's shutout was the first by the Braves this season. ... Prado went 2-for-4 for his 14th multi-hit game of the season and extended his hitting streak to nine games. … Nolasco remains tied with Dontrelle Willis for the Marlins' franchise record with 68 wins. … The Braves travel to Tampa Bay to begin a three-game interleague series with the Rays on Friday, while the Marlins travel to Cleveland for a three-game interleague set with the Indians.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   Atlanta
Ricky Nolasco Player Brandon Beachy
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 9.0
2 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 5
9.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Miami   Atlanta
Austin Kearns Player Chipper Jones
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
1 TB 2
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 5 0 6 .156 11 6 0 0 0 0
Atlanta 12 1 19 .353 20 5 7 4 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Braves have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Marlins have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .500 after a loss.