Atlanta 3, Miami 0

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Tim McClelland,
Attendance - 23420

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 6 1
Atlanta 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 66-89 35-40 31-49 L6
Atlanta 90-65 45-32 45-33 W4

Recap


Braves 3, Marlins 0:
Paul Maholm pitched 6 2/3 shutout innings and Martin Prado homered as host Atlanta won for the ninth time in 11 games.

One night after clinching a playoff berth, the Braves won their fourth in a row to remain four games back of Washington in the NL East. The Nationals defeated the Phillies 8-4 later Wednesday.

Maholm (13-10) allowed five hits with no walks and six strikeouts. Prado belted a solo homer to left with one out in the bottom of the first off Miami starter Josh Johnson (8-14). He added a single to right in the third to score Jose Constanza and give the Braves a 2-0 advantage.

Johnson struggled with command, walking five while striking out seven in six innings. He gave up three runs on four hits. Gil Velazquez finished 2-for-4 for Miami, which has lost six in a row and 11 out of 14.

Maholm allowed a Jose Reyes single in the third, then retired 13 hitters in a row before giving up Velazquez’s single in the seventh. Eric O’Flaherty pitched a scoreless eighth and Craig Kimbrel struck out four hitters in the ninth (one reaching on a wild pitch) for his 40th save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: O’Flaherty has not allowed an earned run in his past 27 games, dating to July 15. … Atlanta RF Jason Heyward stole his career-high 20th base in the first inning. … Miami suffered more bad injury news Wednesday when OF Justin Ruggiano learned he will miss the rest of the season with a right shoulder sprain.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   Atlanta
Josh Johnson Player Paul Maholm
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.2
7 Strikeouts 6
4 Hits 5
3.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Miami   Atlanta
Gil VelazquezPlayer Martin Prado
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 5
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 6 0 6 .176 12 12 0 0 0 1
Atlanta 4 1 7 .138 17 9 2 5 4 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Miami. The Braves have a W/L % of .640 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Marlins have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .404 after a loss.