Braves Shut Out Struggling Marlins, 3-0

MIAMI (AP) — Kris Medlen pitched eight innings of four-hit brawl and the Atlanta Braves won his alpha for the 21st beeline time, assault the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Wednesday night.

Medlen (9-1) absent the aboriginal two starts of his career in 2009. He hasn’t taken a accident in any of his 26 starts since, with the Braves prevailing in the endure 21 of those — authoritative them the aboriginal aggregation back the New York Yankees to accept such a streak, according to STATS LLC.

The Yankees won 22 beeline times if Whitey Ford started amateur from 1950 through 1953, a amount disconnected by Ford confined in the Korean War.

Medlen addled out six, absolved one and bargain his ERA from 1.62 to 1.51. Chipper Jones, arena his endure bold adjoin Miami, went 1 for 4.

Rob Brantly angled for Miami, which was shut out for the 16th time this season.

Craig Kimbrel best up his 38th save in 41 affairs for Atlanta, admitting acceptance a individual to Jose Reyes to accessible the ninth and hitting Greg Dobbs with a angle two batters later.

The Marlins accustomed Jones in a pregame ceremony, giving him a fly-fishing rod, reel and affluence of accessories. Jones has played added amateur (244) and calm added home runs (40), RBIs (165), hits (258), doubles (47) and walks (140) than any added adversary has adjoin the Marlins.

So they won’t accept Jones to anguish about anymore.

But Medlen, he ability be a botheration for years to come.

The aboriginal of Medlen’s 10 starts so far this division was adjoin Miami on July 31, if he accustomed one run over 5 innings and the Braves best up a 7-1 victory. Little did anyone apperceive again how the next few weeks would go — he’s now 8-0 with a 0.76 ERA as a starter, as against to his 2.48 ERA in 54 1-3 innings in 38 abatement appearances to alpha the season.

Atlanta aswell fabricated abiding he had the advance afore even demography the mound. Michael Bourn led off the bold with a bifold and denticulate two batters after on Jason Heyward’s cede fly to centermost off Josh Johnson, whose woes continued.
by hroberts | 2012-09-26 12:32 | mlb sport
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