Braves chase Latos early, pound Marlins

Miami, FL ( – Andrelton Simmons, Chris Johnson, Cameron
Maybin and Freddie Freeman all drove in a pair of runs as Atlanta used an
early burst of offense to subdue Miami by a 12-2 count on Tuesday.

Nick Markakis added two hits, two runs scored and also knocked in one for the
Braves, who collected 14 hits in the winning effort. Eric Young and Alberto
Callaspo posted a run-scoring hit for the visitors.

Alex Wood (1-0) allowed two runs on four hits while striking out four and
walking three.

Donovan Solano posted an RBI triple and Dee Gordon drove in the other run for
the Marlins, who were down big before stepping to the plate.

In his Miami debut, Mat Latos (0-1) didn’t make it out of the first inning,
charged with seven runs on six hits while recording just two outs.