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Medlen pitches streaking Braves past Marlins 3-2

By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) - Kris Medlen allowed only an unearned run in seven innings Tuesday night, and the Atlanta Braves earned their fifth consecutive victory by beating the punchless Miami Marlins 3-2.

The Braves improved to 7-1, their best start since 2007. The Marlins fell to 1-7 with their fourth consecutive defeat, and they're off to their worst start since the 1998 team began the season 1-11.

Evan Gattis hit his second homer and Justin Upton doubled home a run.

Craig Kimbrel pitched around a leadoff walk in the ninth for his fourth save in as many chances to complete a four-hitter. Atlanta has allowed six hits and two runs in the first two games of the series.

Announced attendance was 14,222, the smallest crowd at Marlins Park since it opened a year ago.

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