Braves make it two straight over the Marlins

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Rookie Austin Riley and the Atlanta Braves made the most of their hits, thanks to Julio Teheran and a trio of relievers.

Teheran pitched six sharp innings and Riley scored the only run, lifting the Braves over the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Saturday.

Riley gave extra effort for a leadoff double in the seventh against Trevor Richards. Riley's hard grounder glanced off the glove of shortstop Miguel Rojas and rolled into the outfield.

"I just hustled and then once I saw it get through I maybe knew I had a chance and heard `go, go, go, go,' and I was going," Riley said.

Riley took third on a flyball and scored on Tyler Flowers' sacrifice fly.

The Braves won despite getting only three hits and improved to 5-0 this season at Marlins Park. Miami, which was shut out for the 11th time this season, had just four hits.

Atlanta had outscored the Marlins 26-6 in the previous four wins in Miami.

Teheran (4-4) gave up two hits and struck out five. He has not allowed more than one earned run in each of his last seven starts.

"(Teheran) was great again. I'm just glad we got him a win ... he was awesome," Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said.

Teheran wasn't thinking about the pitchers' duel but on being effective when the Marlins threatened in the third and sixth innings.

"I know there were a couple of situations where I got runners on bases, but I keep my faith," Teheran said. "That was something big and I was happy that I got the win, obviously."

Luke Jackson recorded four outs for his ninth save. With two outs and runners at the corners in the eighth, Miami's Brian Anderson hit a slow roller to third base and was out in a close play -- a replay confirmed the call.

Richards (3-6) gave up two hits in seven innings. He had won three straight decisions and suffered his first loss since starting the season 0-5.

"I think I've been able to attack the hitters a little bit better and locate better (since the poor start)," said Richards, who did not allow a hit until Freddie Freeman singled with two outs in the sixth inning.

Back on May 4 in his previous outing against Atlanta, Richards gave up just two hits in 4 2/3 shutout innings. He remains winless in three career starts against the Braves.

Miami manager Don Mattingly was impressed with his starter, who needed only 15 pitches over the first two innings against the potent Atlanta lineup.

"I thought he did a really nice job with that club," Mattingly said. "It's all about us getting that key out or that key hit and today we just weren't able to do it."


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