Struggling Braves fall to Marlins, 6-5
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.