Atlanta 7, Miami 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 86°
Umpires - Home Plate - Rob Drake, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Andy Fletcher,
Attendance - 21819

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Miami 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
Atlanta 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 7 13 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 47-56 27-27 20-29 L2
Atlanta 59-44 29-24 30-20 W7

Recap


Braves 7, Marlins 1: Brian McCann wrapped up an impressive July and continued his mastery of Ricky Nolasco, hitting a solo homer and a double to lead the Braves to their seventh consecutive victory.

McCann belted his ninth homer of the month, and his seventh lifetime off Nolasco, while going 2-for-5 to finish the month 21-for-71 (.296) with 21 RBIs.

Kris Medlen (2-1) pitched five innings in his first start since 2010, limiting the Marlins to a run on four hits.

Atlanta, which has won 17 of its past 22 games, scored three times in the first. McCann grounded out to score Martin Prado, and Juan Francisco singled to right with two outs, driving home Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman to put the Braves ahead 3-1.

McCann launched his 18th homer of the season with one out off Nolasco (8-10) to extend the lead in the third.

The Marlins scored in the first on Donnie Murphy’s third homer of the season, a solo shot to right-center with one out. Medlen settled down from there, walking one and striking out three while throwing 40 of his 57 pitches for strikes.

Nolasco allowed seven hits and four runs in five innings, walking four and striking out six.

Atlanta rookie Tyler Pastornicky added his second homer of the season, a solo shot in the sixth. Juan Francisco finished 3-for-3 for the Braves.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The game was delayed 1 hour, 53 minutes after the fifth inning due to rain. … Miami SS Jose Reyes singled in the first, extending his hitting streak to 18 games. … The Braves placed RHP Tommy Hanson on the disabled list with a strained lower back. Medlen will start for Hanson on Sunday against Houston. … Newly acquired Atlanta LHP Paul Maholm will make his Braves’ debut Saturday against the Astros.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   Atlanta
Ricky Nolasco Player Kris Medlen
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 5.0
6 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 4
7.20 ERA 1.80
Hitting
Miami   Atlanta
Greg Dobbs Player Juan Francisco
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
2 TB 4
.667 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 7 1 10 .233 12 5 1 1 0 1
Atlanta 13 2 22 .342 21 9 7 4 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Miami. The Braves have a W/L % of .655 after a win and .467 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Marlins have a W/L % of .511 after a win and .411 after a loss.