Teheran strikes out 9 in Braves rout of Marlins

Associated PressMarch 26, 2014 

Marlins Braves Spring Baseball

Atlanta Braves second baseman Tyler Pastornicky follows through on a two-run single to center field during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Kissimmee, Fla., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

CARLOS OSORIO — AP

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Julio Teheran struck out nine over six innings in his final tuneup for opening day and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 9-2 on Wednesday.

Teheran will start at Milwaukee on Monday. He finished the spring with a 1.80 ERA after allowing two runs on seven hits.

His only walk was intentional and he threw 71 of his 100 pitches for strikes.

"I'm happy with what I did this spring training, and I hope to continue it into the season," he said.

"I'm excited about pitching on opening day."

Teheran, who was 14-8 last season as a rookie, worked 25 innings in six spring starts and had 26 strikeouts to four walks.

"I feel good. I'm ready for the season," Teheran said. "I used more my breaking pitch and it worked pretty good.

"I was happy to go deep into the game.

"I feel strong."

Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi gave up four runs in six-plus innings.

He gave up six hits, walked one and struck out five while throwing 84 pitches.

Derrick Mitchell hit a bases-loaded triple and drove in four runs.

The Atlanta right fielder also made a diving catch.

Tyler Pastornicky, coming back from ACL surgery, had two hits and drove in three runs for Atlanta.

Christian Yelich and Ed Lucas each had two hits for the Marlins.

Veteran right-hander Aaron Harang, signed on Tuesday to bolster Atlanta's injury-depleted rotation, will start Thursday against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland. Harang, who had been in camp with the Cleveland Indians, is set to start the third game of the season in Milwaukee, following Teheran and left-hander Alex Wood. The fourth starter will be either David Hale or Gus Schlosser, both rookies.

Braves 9, Marlins 2

Miami Atlanta

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Yelich lf 4 1 2 0 Heyward rf 3 1 1 0

Angle lf 1 0 1 0 D.Mitchell rf 2 0 1 4

Re.Johnson rf 3 0 1 0 Pastornicky 2b 4 0 2 3

Marisnick rf 1 0 0 0 F.Freeman 1b 3 0 0 0

Ozuna cf 5 0 0 0 E.Mejia 1b 1 0 1 0

Dietrich 3b 3 0 1 1 C.Johnson 3b 3 0 0 0

D.Black pr-3b 0 0 0 0 C.Hunter lf 0 0 0 0

Je.Baker 2b 4 1 2 0 J.Upton lf 2 0 0 0

A.Nola pr-2b 0 0 0 0 Gosselin 3b 2 1 1 0

Dobbs 1b 3 0 1 0 Doumit dh 3 0 2 1

Ju.Diaz ss 1 0 0 0 K.Kubitza pr-dh 0 2 0 0

Lucas ss-1b 4 0 2 1 Gattis c 3 0 1 1

Mathis c 3 0 0 0 Lerud pr-c 0 2 0 0

Eovaldi p 3 0 0 0 Simmons ss 3 0 0 0

Marmol p 0 0 0 0 Kazmar ss 1 1 0 0

M.Dunn p 0 0 0 0 J.Schafer cf 4 2 2 0

Bogusevic ph 1 0 0 0

Totals 36 2 10 2 Totals 34 9 11 9

Miami 100 001 000--2

Atlanta 002 000 43x--9

E--D.Black (2). DP--Atlanta 1. LOB--Miami 10, Atlanta 5. 2B--Angle (1), Re.Johnson (5), Je.Baker 2 (3), Lucas (1), Heyward (2), E.Mejia (5), Doumit (4), Gattis (5). 3B--D.Mitchell (1). SF--Dietrich.

IP H R ER BB SO

Miami

Eovaldi L,1-2 6 6 4 4 1 5

Marmol 1 4 2 2 1 0

M.Dunn 1 1 3 2 1 1

Atlanta

Teheran 6 7 2 2 1 9

Severino W,2-2 1 0 0 0 0 0

Walden 1 2 0 0 0 2

D.Carpenter 1 1 0 0 0 1

HBP--by M.Dunn (Lerud), by Teheran (Re.Johnson). PB--Lerud.

Umpires--Home, Jeff Nelson; First, Greg Gibson; Second, Ed Hickox; Third, Manny Gonzalez.

T--2:55. A--6,865 (9,500).

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