MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — The Miami Marlins ended a six-game losing streak with a 9-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.
Brian Anderson homered twice to lead the Marlins.READ MORE: Jackson Health System Expanding Criteria For COVID-19 Vaccinations
Elieser Hernandez pitched six shutout innings as the Marlins beat the NL East-leading Braves at home for the first time this season after six previous losses. Hernandez (2-4) allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked two. The right-hander retired 11 consecutive batters before Ronald Acuña’s leadoff single in the sixth.
Hernandez also got his first career hit with a single in the fifth.
Starlin Castro had two hits and drove in three runs, and Jon Berti went 3 for 5 with two RBIs for Miami.
The Marlins chased Atlanta starter Dallas Keuchel with a five-run fourth capped by Anderson’s second home run and 20th of the season for an 8-0 lead. Anderson’s drive landed in the walkway above the left-center wall for his first career multi-homer game.
Anderson is hitting .400 with four home runs and six RBIs in his last seven games.READ MORE: Gov. DeSantis Says People 60 And Older Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning Next Week
Miami also got run-scoring singles from Berti and Jorge Alfaro, and Castro’s RBI double in the inning.
Keuchel (3-5) allowed eight runs and 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings, his shortest outing since joining the Braves on June 10.
Berti’s RBI single off Atlanta reliever Jeremy Walker in the fifth put Miami ahead 9-0.
Castro hit a two-run homer and Anderson followed with a solo blast to give the Marlins a 3-0 lead in the first. Castro’s shot was his 10th, giving him double-figure home runs nine consecutive seasons.
Acuña hit his 30th homer, a solo blast off Miami reliever Tayron Guerrero in the eighth.MORE NEWS: Reward Offered In Search For Killer Of 6-Year Old Chassidy Saunders Increased To $12,000
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