Wednesday, April 23, 2014
ATLANTA (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double off A.J. Ramos, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 Wednesday for their ninth win in 12 games.
Aaron Harang allowed one run and six hits in six innings with 11 strikeouts and one walk, raising his ERA from 0.70 to 0.85. Pulled from his previous start against the New York Mets after seven hitless innings and 101 pitches, he stretched his streak of hitless innings to nine before Adeiny Hechavarria singled leading off the third.
Braves pitchers struck out 16 in all, giving them 41 strikeouts and five walks -- one intentional -- in the three-game series. Miami pitchers struck out 37 and walked nine.
David Carpenter (1-0) relieved with two on and two outs in the eighth and retired Casey McGehee on a flyout.
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