ATLANTA (AP) -- Aaron Boone homered again, hitting a two-run
shot, and the Florida Marlins held off the Atlanta Braves 7-to-4
Florida took three of four in the series, costing the Braves a
chance to climb closer to first-place New York in the National
League East. Atlanta has lost four of five.
The Marlins jumped on Kyle Davies (3-4) right away. Alfredo
Amezaga and Dan Uggla started the game with singles and Josh
Willingham drove them both home with a double to the gap in
Florida made it 5-nothing in the third. Uggla led off with a
double, stole third and wound up scoring on Jeremy Hermida's
Davies, who had walked Willingham, squandered a chance to escape
further damage when he hung a breaking pitch to Boone with two
outs. The first baseman drove it into the left-field seats, his
fifth homer of the season and second in three games.
Boone also homered in the opener of yesterday's doubleheader.
Davies, who had bounced back from a rough April, lasted only
five innings. He gave up five runs on six hits and two walks.
Handed the big lead, Florida starter Scott Olsen failed to stick
around long enough get the win. The left-hander struggled with his
control, walking five, and was lifted with one out in the fifth
after giving up a two-run double to Jeff Francoeur.