Stanton snaps slump, drives in 4, Marlins beat Braves 8-2

 ATLANTA (AP) – Giancarlo Stanton broke out of a slump with three hits and four RBIs, Dee Gordon and Ichiro Suzuki each scored two runs and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Tuesday night.

It was Miami’s first win in five tries this season, and fifth in its last 13 games, against the Braves.

Stanton, who signed a record 13-year, $325 million contract in November, began the game hitting just .130 with three RBIs in 23 at-bats. But he was dialed in against the Braves.

Tom Koehler (1-1) gave up six hits, two runs and two walks with three strikeouts in 5 1-3 innings for the win.

Trevor Cahill (0-1), making his first start for Atlanta, allowed five hits, four runs and three walks with two strikeouts in 2 1-3 innings in the loss.

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