ATLANTA – Dan Uggla drove in three runs for the second straight game and the Florida Marlins continued their strong start, beating the Atlanta Braves 10-4 on Wednesday night.

At 7-1, Florida has its best start since opening 1997 with eight wins in the first nine games.

The Marlins snapped a 4-4 tie in the seventh on Peter Moylan’s bases-loaded walk to pinch-hitter Russ Gload. Moylan (0-1) gave up a leadoff single to Jorge Cantu, who scored the go-ahead run on Gload’s walk.

Four Florida relievers allowed only two hits and no runs in 4 1-3 innings.

Hayden Penn (1-0) retired all four batters he faced for his first win since Sept. 1, 2005 for Baltimore at Toronto.

Uggla had two hits, including a two-run double in Florida’s three-run fifth.

AP-ES-04-15-09 2224EDT


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