Braves make it two straight over Florida

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Thursday May 7, 2009

MIAMI (AP) -- Jair Jurrjens gave up three hits in seven innings Thursday, and the Atlanta Braves completed a two-game sweep of the slumping Florida Marlins, 4-2.

Casey Kotchman homered and hit an RBI double for Atlanta. David Ross had a two-run homer.

Jurrjens (3-2) allowed two runs, both on homers by Hanley Ramirez. The right-hander's ERA rose to 2.01.

Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez (1-4) allowed two homers and four runs in 4 2-3 innings before leaving the game because of discomfort in his pitching shoulder. Sanchez underwent surgery on the shoulder in June 2007 and returned last July.

Florida extended a club-record streak of 20 consecutive games without a win by a starting pitcher. During that span the starters are 0-10.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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