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Braves vs. Marlins Recap: Atlanta Sweeps Miami Behind Dominant Pitching Performances

The Atlanta Braves swept their first trip to visit the Miami Marlins in their new stadium this week, with two of the three games becoming blowouts by the end of nine innings. The Marlins were the best team in baseball during the month of May and Atlanta did a great job containing their sluggers in the middle of their lineup.

Stat of the Series: The Braves' starting pitchers, Tim Hudson, Randall Delgado and Mike Minor, combined to post this line against one of the National League's better lineups: 20.1 innings, 2 runs, 9 walks, 14 strikeouts. That's absolutely superb. Each of the starters also added a win to their record.

Game Recaps:

Hudson was brilliant in game one and Dan Uggla's two home runs led Atlanta to a 11-0 victory.

The second game of the series was the only close one. Delgado was great for 6.1 innings and some timely hitting early in the game led the Braves to a 2-1 win.

The series finale saw the Braves clinch a sweep with a 8-2 win. Mike Minor pitched well and Jason Heyward belted two home runs in what was a very good night for the young right fielder.

Up Next: The Bravos will return home for a nine-game, 10-day home stand at Turner Field. They will welcome in Kelly Johnson, Yunel Escobar and the Toronto Blue Jays in on Friday night.

For more on Atlanta check out Talking Chop.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.