Freddy Garcia Pitches Braves Past Marlins
Freddie Freeman had three hits on his 24th birthday, including his 20th home run. Chris Johnson also had three hits to raise his average to .330.
Garcia (1-1) allowed five hits and one run. He was making a spot start in place of rookie left-hander Alex Wood, whose turn was skipped to give him a breather.
Three relievers completed a seven-hitter. Jordan Walden, who had been sidelined by a groin injury, pitched a scoreless seventh in his first appearance since Aug. 21.
There were no testy encounters less than 24 hours after a bench-clearing confrontation during the Braves’ victory Wednesday night.
Source: Associated Press