Jupiter, FL (Sports Network) - Kris Medlen gave up two hits in 4 2/3 scoreless
innings, and the Atlanta Braves got an RBI single from Chris Johnson in the
ninth to earn a 2-1 spring-training win over the Miami Marlins.
Freddie Freeman homered in the second inning for the Braves.
Medlen, who had three strikeouts without issuing a walk, gave up both hits on
balls that deflected off him. Rob Brantly's hit caromed off Medlen's left foot
in the fourth inning. Casey Kotchman had a ball deflect off Medlen's triceps
in the following frame.
Miami's Justin Ruggiano walked with the bases full in the sixth, but Chris
Coghlan then grounded into an inning-ending double play. Gorkys Hernandez
reached third base in the bottom of the ninth, but David Hale struck out Bryan
Petersen and Kotchman to end the game.
Nathan Eovaldi threw the first five innings for the Marlins and allowed just
one run on three hits.
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