MLB: Atlanta 8, Miami 2

July 30, 2012 at 10:30 PM

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.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Seattle Seahawks hold off Detroit Lions for controversial win
Oakland Athletics promote Billy Beane, name David Forst GM
Apology saves Rory McIlroy $20K
Falcons hope to get injured RB Coleman back this week