Braves blow chances, hit dubious milestone

FLORIDA 3, ATLANTA 1

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ATLANTA --- The Braves started the day savoring a trade that bolstered their playoff hopes.

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Florida's Omar Infante (left) scores behind catcher J.C. Boscan. The Braves suffered their 10,000th defeat in franchise history.   Associated Press
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Florida's Omar Infante (left) scores behind catcher J.C. Boscan. The Braves suffered their 10,000th defeat in franchise history.

They ended it with the 10,000th loss in franchise history.

Ricky Nolasco scattered 12 hits, Emilio Bonifacio homered and the Florida Marlins avoided a sweep with a 3-1 victory Sunday.

A couple of hours before the game, the Braves completed a deadline deal for speedy Houston outfielder Michael Bourn. They could have used him right away, especially when fill-in Jose Constanza got thrown out twice on the base paths.

"As an offense, we should've capitalized a little more," third baseman Brooks Conrad said. "It doesn't feel good to lose a game like that where you have so many opportunities to get runs in."

Atlanta outhit the Marlins 13-7 but left 10 runners on base, becoming only the second team in big league history with 10,000 losses. The Phillies reached that mark in 2007.

The Braves picked up their 10,000th win a couple of weeks ago, including their time in Boston and Milwaukee.

"The 10,000th win wasn't a big deal to anyone in this clubhouse," catcher David Ross said. "Same with 10,000 losses."

TONIGHT'S GAME

ATLANTA BRAVES at WASHINGTON NATIONALS

Jair Jurrjens (12-3, 2.38) vs. Livan Hernandez (5-10, 4.19)

7:05 --- SportSouth --- Nationals Park


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