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No game today and it is probably just as well since the young Marlins were probably celebrating last night's victory deep into the night.

Some notes about the game from the Elias Spots Bureau, Inc.

- Tim Hudson took a 3-0 record, a 0.49 ERA, a 22-inning shutout streak, and a three-run lead to the bottom of the ninth before the Marlins rallied for a 4-3 win over the Braves, with closer Bob Wickman suffering the loss. Hudson has a career record of 83-1 (19 no-decisions) when given a lead of three or more runs, having won 64 consecutive decisions dating back to August 2000. That's baseball.

- Hudson struck out 12 batters and Scott Olsen recorded 10 strikeouts. It was the second time this season that both starting pitchers reached double-figures in the same game -- twice as many such games as there had been over the previous two seasons combined. Kyle Lohse fanned 12 in a 1-0 win over the Cubs on April 15; Ted Lilly struck out 10 in that game.

And my favorite:

With one out, the bases still loaded, and Dan Uggla at the plate, Wickman watched his 2-1 pitch carom off Brian McCann's backhanded mitt. The first walk-off win on a passed ball in Marlins history -- the first in baseball since Aug. 3, 2005 in Philadelphia, according to the Elias Sports Bureau -- allowed Olivo to scurry home with the game- and series-winning run.

Woo-Hoo!  Our first walk-off passed ball win.  I thought it would never come.

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