April 30, 2014: Braves (17-9) 3, Marlins (13-14) 9
In a rare sight, the Miami Marlins scored nine runs for a pitcher who receives the least amount of run support in the MLB, Nathan Eovaldi. Eovaldi rewarded his team’s bats with seven dazzling innings, allowing three hits and striking out five batters.
A day after the Marlins totaled 13 hits in their opener with the Braves, they followed up with 15 tallies in the hit column. Batters one through eight each contributed at least one hit in the offensive parade. Leading the attack was Marcell Ozuna, racking up two hits and a three-run home run in the early going.
The Braves’ Aaron Harang, having given up just three runs in his last five starts, surrendered nine earned runs and 10 hits in just 4.2 inning of work.
The Marlins scored all nine of their runs in innings two through five. Casey McGehee had three hits, while Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Garrett Jones, Ozuna and Adeiny Hechavarria each added a pair of hits in the winning effort.
Eovadi earned his second win of the year, while Harang dropped to 3-2 on the season.