On a night when Dan Uggla's hitting streak reached the lofty 30-game plateau and the Braves blew a late lead, newcomer Michael Bourn's speed proved decisive in a win. Bourn scored from second base on Martin Prado's fourth hit of the night, a one-out single in the 11th inning that lifted the Braves a 4-3 win over the Marlins at mostly empty Sun Life Stadium. "I'm seeing my team start to the do the little things and not worry about who's hot or who's not," said Prado, who drove in three runs with his first four-hit game of the season. "Just somebody step up and get the big hit. Thank God I was the guy that got the big hit tonight." Craig Kimbrel induced a game-inning double play for his majors-leading 36th save, leaving him just four shy of equaling the major league rookie record. The win was the fifth in six games for the Braves, who improved to 13-8 in a majors-leading 21 extra-inning games. Bourn doubled with one out after pinch-runner Jason Heyward was picked off first base. Instead of fretting over whether Heyward might've scored on the Bourn hit, or how Bourn would've had a triple if he hadn't slipped rounding first base, the Braves could breathe easy after Prado singled through the right side of the infield and Bourn blazed home. The ball was slowed by the wet grass and fielded in shallow right field, and Bourn made it easily when right fielder Mike Stanton's throw sailed high.
Uggla extends streak to 30 games, Braves win in 11 innings
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Aug 10