Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Juan Francisco smoked a two-run home run and finished with three RBI as the Atlanta Braves thumped the Miami Marlins, 7-1, in the finale of a three-game series Wednesday.
Michael Bourn clubbed a two-run home run and Jason Heyward added a solo shot for the Braves, who took two of three in this series. Freddie Freeman contributed an RBI single in the win.
Tommy Hanson (11-5) struggled with his control, walking seven hitters, but allowed just one run on three hits over five innings to pick up the victory. Kris Medlen and Jonny Venters finished off the rout for Atlanta.
Justin Ruggiano knocked in the only run of the day for a Marlins team that continued to shakeup their roster on Wednesday morning by trading star infielder Hanley Ramirez and reliever Randy Choate to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for pitchers Nathan Eovaldi and Scott McGough.
With Ramirez headed to the West Coast, Donovan Solano got the start at third base and went 0-for-1 with a run scored and three walks.
Ricky Nolasco (8-9) was tagged with the loss after allowing six runs on eight hits and a walk with three strikeouts over 5 1/3 frames.
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