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PHOTOS | Braves blank Marlins

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Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Eric O'Flaherty (34) pitches in the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field.

ATLANTA -- Paul Maholm struck out six over 6 2/3 scoreless innings on Wednesday, as the playoff-bound Atlanta Braves blanked the Miami Marlins, 3-0, at Turner Field.

Maholm (13-10) scattered five hits without walking a batter to improve to 7-1 in 10 starts this season against teams from the NL East.

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Martin Prado clubbed a solo home run and added an RBI single en route to his NL-leading 59th multi-hit game for the Braves, who clinched a playoff berth on Freddie Freeman's game-winning, two-run homer in the opener of this three-game set on Tuesday.

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Josh Johnson (8-14) gave up three runs -- two earned -- on four hits and five walks with seven strikeouts over six frames to absorb the loss.

Gil Velazquez had two of Miami's six hits, as the Marlins lost their sixth consecutive game.

 

(The Sports Network)

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