After two frustrating losses the Braves put together one of their more complete victories in a 6-1 win over the Marlins. Ervin Santana was on top of his game for Atlanta as he went 7 1/3 innings, allowing only one run and striking out ten Marlins. Freddie Freeman delivered the big blow with a three run homer that was the decisive moment in the Braves victory.

The game started off brightly for the Braves. Ervin Santana cruised through the top of the first on 12 pitches and BJ Upton lead off the bottom of the first with a double. In what is apparently going to be an ongoing strategy, Tommy La Stella sac-bunted BJ to third base. Freddie Freeman walked, and Upton scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of his brother Justin. The Braves lead 1-0 after the first inning.

Santana was in a groove from the outset notching another 1-2-3 second inning and the Braves gave him a lot more help in the bottom half of the frame. Andrelton Simmons got things started with a one out single and was sacrificed to 2nd base by Santana. BJ Upton got his second hit of the game on an infield single and the Braves had runners on the corners with two outs. Tommy La Stella was allowed to swing the bat this time and doubled the Braves lead with a single to right field that brought in Simmons. With runners on 1st and 2nd Freddie Freeman broke out of his season long slump against the Marlins with a three run homer that put the Braves up 5-0. This was all the help Santana would need and it was good to see the offense and the pitching click on the same night.

The Marlins got their first baseunners of the game in the third inning. Santana walked Saltalamacchia to lead off and Salty went to third on a single by Hechavarria. While Salty made it to third, Hechavarria was thrown out by Heyward who pulled a Yasiel Puig patented "misplay a ball to deke a runner into trying to run on you" play. Heyward bobbled Hechavarria’s single but threw the runner out when he tried to take second on the misplay. The Marlins had a runner at third with one out. Santana made things harder on himself by walking his Marlins counterpart to put runners on the corners. Christian Yelich followed the walk with a single to cut the Braves lead to 5-1. Donovan Solano ended the threat by hitting into a double play but the Marlins were on the board.