Braves chase Mat Latos in 1st inning and rout Marlins 12-2

By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) – The Atlanta Braves scored seven runs in the first inning off Mat Latos and beat the Miami Marlins for the second day in a row to start the season, 12-2 on Tuesday night.

Latos, acquired in the offseason, lasted only two-thirds of an inning in the shortest outing of his career. He was booed as he left the game, his first for his hometown team, and departed with an ERA of 94.50.

It was the shortest outing by a starting pitcher in his Marlins debut, according to STATS. Latos failed to record a strikeout for the first time in 154 career starts.

The Braves’ big inning included RBI doubles by Freddie Freeman, Christian Bethancourt and Chris Johnson, and a two-run single by Andrelton Simmons.

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