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"To go 10 or 11 innings and only get four hits, it's tough," Marlins manager Jack McKeon said.
Florida had a golden opportunity to score in the eighth after Eric O'Flaherty walked the bases loaded with one out. O'Flaherty then struck out Logan Morrison swinging and caught Cameron looking at a called strike three to end the threat.
"I thought we were going to win the game in the bottom of the eighth inning," McKeon said. "The bases are loaded, just put the ball in play, we just couldn't put the ball in play."
John Buck hit a three-run homer to deep left field in the seventh inning to tie the game at 3 immediately after Anthony Varvaro relieved Beachy.
Prado's 11th home run in the fifth gave the Braves a two-run lead, and he had an RBI single in the sixth to stretch the lead to 3-0, ending Hensley's outing.
"You saw the big home run that put us up 2-0, but the guy can fillet balls into the right field with the best of them," Jones said. "He's a good hitter, a .300 hitter. He's not hitting .300, but I would not be surprised to see him there before too long."
Hensley allowed eight hits in 5 2-3 innings.
NOTES: It was the fifth time Prado had four hits in a game. The last time was May 16, 2010, against Arizona. ... Braves SS Alex Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single in the second. ... Marlins SS Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) missed his sixth straight game and a stint on the DL is a possibility according to McKeon. ... Marlins All-Star 1B Gaby Sanchez is hitting .215 after the break and was held out of the starting lineup. "I think he's trying too hard," McKeon said. ... The Braves will send RHP Tim Hudson to the mound Wednesday. He is 10-4 in 21 starts against the Marlins, who will counter with Anibal Sanchez as he looks for his first win since June 10.
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