MLB: Atlanta 3, Miami 0

Sept. 19, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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MIAMI, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Kris Medlen allowed four hits over eight innings in another outstanding start Wednesday, carrying Atlanta to a 3-0 victory over Miami.

After making 38 relief appearances this season, Medlen was put in the starting rotation and has been unbeatable since then.

He has gone 8-0 in his 10 starts with an earned run average of less than 1.00. He has a 9-1 record overall this season.

Medlen was lifted for a pinch-hitter with two out and two on in the eighth inning, denying him a chance for what could have been his third complete game and second shutout of the year.

That move did not work when pinch-hitter Lyle Overbay flew out to center to end the inning.

Craig Kimbrel came on in the ninth and claimed his 38th save despite giving up a single and hitting a batter.

Atlanta scored in each of the first three innings on a sacrifice fly by Jason Heyward, an RBI single by Jose Constanza and another sacrifice fly from Freddie Freeman.

Josh Johnson (8-13) suffered the loss, giving up three runs on five hits in six innings.

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