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Alex Wood quickly looked ahead after a rare ugly loss.
''It's how you bounce back, you know?'' Wood said after following up a dominant August run with the shortest start of his young career.
Wood gave up a career-high seven runs while lasting only 2 1/3 innings Sunday, and the Atlanta Braves' six-game winning streak ended with a 7-0 loss to Nathan Eovaldi and the Miami Marlins.
Eovaldi combined with Steve Cishek on an eight-hit shutout and Jeff Mathis homered and drove in three runs for Miami, which snapped its six-game losing streak.
Ed Lucas had a two-run single and Mathis added a two-run double in the Marlins' five-run third inning.
It was a rare poor outing for Wood (3-3), a rookie left-hander who was 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in five August starts. His overall ERA climbed from 2.27 to 3.15.
''Maybe experiencing it this time will help him the next time,'' Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
Wood, making his fourth appearance and secon...
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer had his impressive Monday cut short due to a back injury. The former top prospect exited the contest during the seventh inning after experiencing discomfort in his lower back, though he told reporters -- including Mark Bowman of MLB.com -- after the game that he's confident he'll be able to play today.
During the at-bat which ultimately...
The Braves have purchased the contract of veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia from Triple-A Gwinnett.
The 36-year-old Garcia is expected to pitch out of the bullpen. Manager Fredi Gonzalez says Garcia also could be used as a spot starter in the final month of the regular season.
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ATLANTA On Monday, just a few minutes after his team's 13-5 victory over the New York Mets, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announced that pitcher Julio Teheran would miss his Wednesday start.
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The Atlanta Braves have recalled right-hander Kameron Loe from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Loe is with the team for Sunday's game against the New York Mets.
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The Miami Marlins' summer storyline remained consistent despite a change on the calendar from July to August.
The Marlins produced adequate pitching and weak hitting for the second straight month to go 8-20 in August, when they lost their last six games overall and 10 of the final 11.
A young pitching staff wasn't quite as stellar as during July (3.24), but still produced...
With a 5th consecutive winning season secured, the Braves look to September call-ups and continued success with a hobbled, somehow successful, starting lineup down the stretch. With their Saturday night win, the Braves sat at 31 games over .500 for the first time since October 2, 2004. The Braves won the Miami series taking 2-of-3 from the Fish.
Freddy Garcia was called up prior...
The Marlins activated outfielder Chris Coghlan from the disabled list Sunday and recalled pitchers Chris Hatcher and Zach Phillips from Triple-A New Orleans.
Coghlan, Hatcher, a right-hander, and Phillips, a left-hander, are with the team for Sunday's game against the Braves.
Coghlan was placed on the 15-day disabled list June 9 because of a right calf nerve irritation. Soon...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Miami rookie Jose Fernandez probably has two more starts before he'll be shut down, and the Marlins are adjusting his schedule to make sure those are home games.
Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Saturday the team will hold firm to a 170-innings limit for the phenom. He has thrown 158 2-3 innings.
The right-hander is 10-6 and ranks third in the National League...
The Marlins will shut down rookie right-hander Jose Fernandez after two more starts reports MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. Furthermore he will not be allowed to throw more than 12 total innings so unless Fernandez gets knocked out of a game early look for him to go six innings in each of the two remaining starts.
Fernandez 21 has thrown 158 2/3 innings across 26 starts this season....
In the race for the National League Rookie of the Year, Jose Fernandez has seemingly distanced himself from the pack.
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Venezuelan native Henderson Alvarez uses a translator for his postgame interviews but this question he understood. Asked whether the tight right hamstring that forced him out of Monday's game after six innings resulted from an earlier home run trot Alvarez chuckled in denial.
Despite the premature exit Alvarez had what manager Mike Redmond termed "a heck of a day."...