ATLANTA, July 30 (UPI) -- Dan Uggla
and Juan Francisco
each drove in a pair of runs during a big fourth inning Monday, lifting Atlanta to its sixth straight win, 8-2 over Miami.
Uggla delivered a two-run double and later scored along with Brian McCann when Francisco supplied a pinch-hit single in the decisive frame, handing the Braves a 6-1 lead.
Freddie Freeman went 3-for-4 with a run-producing single and Michael Bourn chipped in with a pair of RBI as Atlanta stayed hot, taking the opener of a four-game series.
Tommy Hanson (12-5) earned the victory, holding the Marlins to one run on six hits while walking three over five innings. The right-hander struck out four.
Marlins starter Mark Buehrle (9-10) was tagged for six runs on eight hits, lasting just 4 1/3 frames.
Jose Reyes got Miami's only RBI.
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