After Jordan Schafer used his bunting ability and speed to score the first run of a six-run Braves inning, Evan Gattis and Juan Francisco used sheer brawn to drive in the next five.

Gattis lined a three-run homer into the pool of a nightclub beyond left field, and Francisco hit a mammoth two-run homer off the second-deck facade during a big fifth inning that propelled the surging Braves to an 8-0 rout to complete a series sweep against Miami on Wednesday night at Marlins Park.

“It happens that quickly — you make a mistake and we’ve got the firepower to put up a big number in a hurry,” said manager Fredi Gonzalez, whose Braves will take a six-game winning streak and majors-best 8-1 record into its big weekend series at Washington that starts Friday.

Schafer had four hits and scored twice in his first start of the season for the Braves, who have their best after nine games in nearly 20 years. The 1994 Braves went 8-1 on the way to a 13-1 start.

Mike Minor (2-0) pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed five hits and one walk with four strikeouts, improving to 9-4 with a 2.02 ERA in 17 starts since the beginning of July.

“Pretty much one through eight, we’ve got guys who can put the ball out of the ballpark,” Minor said.

Miami fell to 1-8 and lost for the 28th time in its past 36 games against the Braves, who have a 1.97 ERA and nine shutouts against the Marlins that period, including two shutouts in this series. The Marlins totaled two runs in three games against a Braves pitching staff that lowered its majors-best ERA to 1.89.

Schafer started in place of center fielder B.J. Upton and went 4-for-5 with a hit each of his first four times up, including three hits leading off innings. This after having one plate appearance all season before Wednesday. He led off the fifth with a bunt single, stole second and scored an out later on Andrelton Simmons’ single.

“It felt good just to get out there on the field and be able to play,” Schafer said. “Just trying to have fun and do the little things to help us win. Help us in any way possible.”