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MLB: Atlanta 7, Florida 1

Sept. 13, 2011 at 10:57 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Brian McCann and Dan Uggla each blasted a three-run homer Tuesday and the Atlanta Braves broke a four-game skid with a 7-1 win over Florida.

McCann's shot in the sixth inning put the Braves up 3-1 and Uggla homered in the seventh to ice the contest for Atlanta, which maintained a 4 1/2-game lead over St. Louis in the National League wild-card chase.

Mike Minor started for the Braves and allowed only one run on four hits over 5 2/3 innings. He was pulled with two outs in the sixth and the tying run standing at second.

Peter Moylan (2-1) came in to relieve and fanned Donnie Murphy to end the threat and pick up the victory.

Florida's Brad Hand (1-7) lost in his fourth straight start, yielding three runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Emilio Bonifacio provided the Marlins' only RBI.

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