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Recap - Atlanta Defeats Florida 8-5

Florida dropped an 8-5 decision at Sun Life Stadium on Monday as Atlanta legged out a win behind winning pitcher Derek Lowe.

Atlanta won as a -109 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Derek Lowe earned the victory for the Braves, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 3, and allowing 6 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Alex Gonzalez in the win.

Florida's starting pitcher Brad Hand worked 5 innings, giving up 9 hits and 7 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Emilio Bonifacio in a losing cause.

Atlanta enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 11-8 advantage in hits.

Craig Kimbrel pitched the final 2/3 innings for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.