Strug­gling Braves fall to Mar­lins, 6-5

The Covington News - - Sports -

MI­AMI — Tim Hud­son threw as hard as he could, and for the At­lanta Braves, the re­sult was dou­bly trou­ble­some.

Hud­son’s fast­ball hit only 85 mph. And Mike Ja­cobs hit it over the wall, lead­ing the Florida Mar­lins over the strug­gling Braves 6-5 Wed­nes­day night.

Hud­son de­parted af­ter only three in­nings trail­ing 4-1.

Hud­son (2-1) en­dured his first poor start of the sea­son, al­low­ing six hits. Man­ager Bobby Cox pulled the right-han­der af­ter only 58 pitches.

The Braves lost their third in a row and fell to 0-7 in onerun games. They’re 2-7 on the road.

Mark Hen­drick­son (3-1) won his third start in a row for sur­pris­ing Florida. Ja­cobs hit his sixth home run, and Luis Gon­za­lez added a two-run pinch-hit homer, his first since 1992.

The Mar­lins are last in the NL in ERA but 9-0 when scor­ing at least four runs. They lead the NL East de­spite the low­est pay­roll in the ma­jors.

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