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ATLANTA (AP) - Brian McCann and Dan Uggla each hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves snapped their longest losing streak of the season, beating the Florida Marlins 7-1 Tuesday night to end a four-game skid.

The Braves, whose lead over St. Louis in the NL wild-card standings is down to 4½ games, held a private meeting before the game in hopes of shaking things up.

It finally worked in the sixth. Uggla drew a one-out walk from Brad Hand (1-7), Matt Diaz singled to right and McCann came through with a towering shot over the center-field wall for his 24th homer.

Uggla put it out of reach in the seventh with his career-best 34th homer, also a three-run shot.

Peter Moylan (2-1) claimed the win by getting the final out in the sixth.

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