ATLANTA (AP) - Tommy Hanson did not give up an earned run in his recovery from back-to-back ugly losses and the Atlanta Braves moved a season-best 15 games over .500 with a 4-1 win over the Florida Marlins on Saturday.
Hanson (8-5) allowed five hits and an unearned run with eight strikeouts and two walks in 6 2-3 innings. The second-year right-hander's return to form came after he yielded a combined 15 runs in two straight losses while failing to complete the fourth inning in both starts.
Hanson, who has never lost more than two consecutive decisions, struck out four straight batters in the sixth and seventh. He is 3-0 in four career starts against Florida. Gregor Blanco hit a two-run single off Anibal Sanchez (7-5) in Atlanta's four-run fourth.