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Fish Wrap - Marlins 0, Braves 2

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The battle of the JJ's took place Saturday night at Sun Life Stadium as Josh Johnson and the Fish took on Jair Jurrjens and the Braves.

Unfortunately, the wrong JJ won.

The Braves were the first to score. In the top of the second, Melky Cabrera singled to lead off, and Alex Gonzalez doubled him in. Josh was able to keep the damage at one run, though, and got out of the inning.

In the fifth, the Braves threatened yet again. Omar Infante singled with one out, and Jason Heyward drew a walk. Then Martin Prado lined it to left-center. Maybin was there and made a superhuman catch for the second out of the inning, and then Infante was thrown out at third to end the inning.

In the sixth, Josh gave up a second run when Brian McCann doubled to lead off the inning, and once again Alex Gonzalez had an RBI hit to put the Braves on top 2-0. That was the last inning for JJ, who allowed 2 runs on eight hits, and struck out 12 through six innings.

Two runs were sadly all the Braves needed to beat JJ, because the Marlins lineup could accomplish absolutely nothing against Jurrjens. He allowed just three hits to the Fish through seven innings, and struck out seven. 

Both bullpens picked up where their starters left off, and the score held to give game two of the series to the Braves.

Rubber match tomorrow.