Originally posted on Fox Sports Tennessee  |  Last updated 6/5/12
MIAMI (AP) -- Dan Uggla hit two homers in his first game at Marlins Park, including a tape-measure blow off the home-run sculpture, and Tim Hudson pitched a five-hitter for his 13th career shutout Tuesday night to help the Atlanta Braves beat Miami 11-0. Uggla hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, and he scored a direct hit on the middle of the sculpture with a two-run homer in the ninth estimated at 432 feet. That sent a thud reverberating throughout the ballpark and increased his homer total to 10 this season and 200 for his career. Uggla also doubled and scored before hitting a two-run single to finish with four hits and five RBIs, both season highs. He spent his first five seasons with the Marlins and hit 78 home runs in their former home, the most by any player. Hudson (4-2) struck out three, walked three and allowed only one runner to reach third base en route to his 25th complete game. He contributed a sacrifice fly and a run-scoring single for his first RBIs this year. Atlanta's Andrelton Simmons had three hits and three RBIs, and Jason Heyward had three hits to help the Braves win for the fourth time in their past five games. They totaled 16 hits. The Marlins again mustered little support for Anibal Sanchez (3-4), who allowed a season-high seven runs in 6 2-3 innings. Miami has scored only 18 runs this season while he's in the game. Miami leads the majors with 21 comeback wins, but there was no rallying against Hudson. The Marlins were shut out for the sixth time. The night's biggest cheer from the crowd of 25,432 came when the Heat-Celtics playoff game two miles away was shown on the video scoreboard between innings. Hudson has allowed no homers in his past 44 innings. He threw 108 pitches and improved to 12-4 in 23 starts against the Marlins with an ERA of 2.76. His most recent shutout and complete game was May 4, 2011 against Milwaukee. Sanchez fell to 4-11 in 17 starts against the Braves with a 5.42 ERA. The Marlins' Jose Reyes reached on a bunt single in the third to extend the longest active hitting streak in the majors to 15 games. Uggla doubled to start the second and scored the game's first run on a groundout by Heyward. With two outs in the fourth, Sanchez gave up four consecutive hits, including Uggla's solo homer and Simmons' RBI single. In the seventh, Simmons tripled in a run and came home on Hudson's flyout. Uggla hit a two-out, two-run single to make the score 7-0. NOTES: Uggla's multihomer game was his 15th. ... Braves C Brian McCann was back in the lining after sitting out Sunday with a bruised left knee. He went 0 for 4. ... Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez batted his pitched eighth for the third time this season. ... Marlins OF Austin Kearns (right hamstring) has begun a rehabilitation assignment and is expected to come off the disabled list when he's eligible Thursday.
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