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MLB: Atlanta 5, Miami 2

Sept. 9, 2013 at 11:31 PM   |   Comments

MIAMI, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Evan Gattis triggered a big fourth inning with a two-run double Monday and the Atlanta Braves went on to post a 5-2 win over Miami.

With the game in a scoreless tie, Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman hit consecutive doubles off Henderson Alvarez to lead off the fourth and Gattis followed with another two-bagger, sending a pitch down the third-base line for two RBI.

Chris Johnson and Elliot Johnson each added an RBI in the five-run outburst, which handed the National League East-leading Braves a win in the first of a four-game series.

Kris Medlen (13-12) earned the victory with 6 1/3 solid innings, allowing two runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out six.

Alvarez (3-4) was roughed up for all five Atlanta runs over four full innings, surrendering five hits and three walks.

Ed Lucas drove in both Miami runs and Chris Coghlan went 4-for-4 in the loss.

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