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Adam Conley pitched a career-high eight innings and the Miami Marlins broke the Atlanta Braves’ six-game winning streak Wednesday with a 3-0 victory.
The Marlins defeated the last-place Braves for only the second time in eight meetings this year, and for the first time in five games in Miami. Justin Bour hit a two-run homer, his 12th.
Conley (4-4) became the first Marlins starter to pitch eight innings this year. He allowed four hits and one walk and threw 114 pitches to earn his first victory since May 16.
The left-hander gave up only one hit in his previous start, but wasn’t involved in the decision.
Conley was helped by two fine plays by shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, and by A.J. Ramos, who gave up a pair of two-out singles in the ninth but earned his 32nd consecutive save, including 23 this year.
The Braves totaled six hits and were shut out for the eighth time.
John Gant (1-2), making his third career start, gave up three runs in 5 2/3 innings. All of the runs against the right-hander scored in the second inning before he regrouped to retire 12 in a row.
The Marlins got their first look at Gant and his odd delivery — he high-steps once with his left leg before starting into his motion. They adjusted quickly, bunching five consecutive hits to begin the second inning.
Marcell Ozuna led off with a stand-up triple, Bour followed with a homer, and an RBI single by Jeff Mathis made it 3-0.
Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton was given the day off after going 0 for 5 Tuesday, which dropped his average to .211. Ichiro Suzuki started his third game in a row and singled in the second for his 2,983rd hit.
Braves RHP Tyrell Jenkins pitched around a single in a scoreless ninth in his major league debut.
Braves rookie OF Mallex Smith is expected to be sidelined eight to 10 weeks with a broken left thumb after being hit by a pitch from the Mets’ Anthony Bastardo. Smith was placed on the disabled list retroactive to Monday, and OF Emilio Bonifacio was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett.
The Marlins begin a four-game series Thursday against the first-place Chicago Cubs, with LHP Wei-Yin Chen (4-2, 5.22) scheduled to face LHP Jon Lester (9-3, 2.06) in the opener. Miami went 3-3 against Chicago last year.