KISSIMMEE, Fla., March 24 (UPI) -- Brad Penny allowed one run and seven hits over six innings Sunday as the Florida Marlins posted a 6-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
Penny, who walked one and struck out four, was staked to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first as Derrek Lee delivered a two-run double.
After the Marlins scored an unearned run in the fourth on Alex Gonzalez's double-play grounder, Cliff Floyd's RBI double scored Tim Raines in the fifth. Florida got its final run in the ninth on Mark Smith's RBI double off John Smoltz.
Kevin Millwood suffered the loss, yielding five runs -- four earned -- and eight hits over six innings.
Gary Sheffield singled in the sixth and scored the Braves' only run on Javy Lopez's groundout.
Smith, Raines and Mike Redmond recorded two hits apiece for the Marlins, who banged out 14.