Ricky Nolasco is trying to block out speculation he may soon be traded.
The right-hander's focus served him well against an Atlanta team that has given him the most trouble in his career.
Nolasco tossed seven strong innings, Justin Ruggiano hit a three-run homer and the Miami Marlins beat the Braves 6-3 on Wednesday night.
Nolasco managed a laugh when asked if it has become easier to deal with the possibility he could be traded from Miami, perhaps before he can make another start.
''Easier?'' he asked, apparently surprised by the question.
''It is what it is,'' Nolasco said. ''It's been going on for a while. I'm not believing anything, I'm trying not to read anything until something actually happens or if it happens.
''I'm just trying to block it out as much as I can, going out there and just trying to go every fifth day and eat up as many innings as I can and give us a chance to win. Whatever happens, happens...