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MLB: Atlanta 4, Florida 1

Sept. 14, 2011 at 3:02 PM   |   Comments

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ATLANTA, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Alex Gonzalez hit a three-run home run and Randall Delgado and four relievers combined in a four-hitter Wednesday in Atlanta's 4-1 win over Florida.

Delgado started for the Braves and gave up four hits, including a home run by Greg Dobbs, but was lifted after five innings. Cristhian Martinez, Eric O'Flaherty, Jonny Venters and Craig Kimbrel each pitched an inning of no-hit relief for Atlanta.

O'Flaherty, who pitched the seventh just before the Braves scored four times in the bottom of the inning, got the win and improved to 2-4. Kimbrel earned his major-league leading 44th save.

Dobbs connected on his eighth home run of the season in the second inning and Florida starter Ricky Nolasco (10-11) allowed just two hits through six innings.

But Dan Uggla walked with one out and Brian McCann followed with a single, with Uggla taking third.

Martin Prado followed with a nicely placed bunt single that got Uggla home. After another out, Gonzalez pulled a Nolasco pitch down the left-field line for his 13th home run of the year, making the score 4-1.

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