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Friday, March 20, 2009

Braves Come Back, But Drop Game To Marlins In Extras

Derek Lowe wasn't particularly sharp, but the Braves took the lead late in the game. However, they quickly lost it and then lost in the tenth by an 8-6 score.

Lowe pitched five innings and allowed four runs on seven hits. He left the game with a 4-1 deficit. The Braves were able to score a couple runs off of Marlins starter Andrew Miller in his five innings of work. Jason Heyward hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh, his second dinger of the spring. However, Manny Acosta allowed two runs in the ninth and Emiliano Fruto allowed two runs in the tenth and the Braves couldn't make another comeback.

Yunel Escobar, Josh Anderson and catcher Alvin Colina had two hits apiece and Jason Heyward turned in a 2-4, two-run, two-RBI performance thanks in part to his home run. David Ross also had a home run. Mike Gonzalez and Buddy Carlyle had the scoreless stints for the Braves' relievers.

W - Logan Kensing (1-0)
L - Emiliano Fruto (0-1)
S - Eulogio de la Cruz (1)
HR - David Ross (2)
Jason Heyward (2)

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