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Brad Hand Shines In Major League Debut

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MIAMI (AP) — Chaska native Brad Hand made his major league debut with the Florida Marlins Tuesday night, and he did everything he could to get the fish a win.

Hand, who was drafted in 2008, allowed one earned run on just one hit over six innings while striking out six and walking one. The one hit was an Alex Gonzalez home run.

Tommy Hanson pitched six innings and the Atlanta Braves won with only two hits Tuesday night when they sent the Florida Marlins to their sixth consecutive loss, 1-0.

That was enough against the Marlins, who stranded 10 and went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. In the first five games of their homestand, they’ve left 49 men on base while batting .152 with runners in scoring position.

Hanson (7-4) allowed five walks but only two hits. He has shut out Florida in 13 innings over two starts this season.

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