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A fishy Friday: Marlins blast Braves, 11-3
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Miami Marlins runner Adeiny Hechavarria, back left, celebrates, as Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis reacts in frustration after being unable to make a play during the sixth inning Friday in Miami, Hechavarria scored on a Donovan Solano double in the Marlins' 11-3 rout. - photo by J Pat Carter

MIAMI — Jarred Cosart pitched into the eighth inning, Marcell Ozuna had four hits and four RBIs, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 11-3 on Friday night.

Giancarlo Stanton drove in two runs and Donovan Solano also had four hits for the Marlins, who had a season-high 18 hits.

Freddie Freeman hit his 18th home run for the Braves, who have lost three of four.

Cosart (4-1), who came into the game with the lowest ERA (0.65) in the majors since Aug. 12, retired 13 batters in a row during one stretch and allowed five hits and two runs in 7 2-3 innings. He struck out six and walked one.

Casey McGehee and Ozuna had RBI singles off Aaron Harang (10-10) in the first inning and Ozuna and Justin Bour had RBI doubles in the third to give the Marlins a 4-0 lead.

Stanton's two-run double extended the lead to 6-0 and gave him 104 RBIs on the season.

Harang allowed six runs in 3 2-3 innings, which was his shortest outing since Aug. 7, 2013 when he pitched two innings against Toronto while with Seattle.

Solano's third hit of the game drove in a run for a 7-0 advantage before Freeman's solo home run to left-center field made it 7-1.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Adeiny Hechavarria added RBI singles in the seventh for the Marlins.

Andrelton Simmons hit an RBI single in the eighth to end Cosart's night.

Ozuna's two-run double capped the scoring.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins RHP Henderson Alvarez (left oblique strain) played catch today without any pain and plans on throwing a bullpen session on Saturday or Sunday with hopes of returning to the rotation sometime next week. "I'm hoping next week, but we'll see how that whole thing goes," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said.

UP NEXT

Braves LHP Alex Wood (10-10, 2.92) will start Saturday against Marlins RHP Nathan Eovaldi (6-10, 4.19). Wood is 3-2 with a 1.86 ERA over his last seven starts.

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