Johnson, Bonifacio lead Marlins over Braves 2-1
MIAMI (AP) -- Josh Johnson pitched six scoreless innings and Emilio Bonifacio homered to lead the Florida Marlins to a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.
Four relievers combined to pitch the final three innings, including Steve Cishek, who recorded his third save in six chances to help the Marlins snap a five-game losing streak.
Chipper Jones hit an RBI single in the ninth to pull the Braves within 2-1 before Scott Cousins made a sliding catch in center field to rob Freddie Freeman of a hit and end the game.
Johnson (6-7) struck out nine, allowed one hit and did not walk a batter. He threw 53 of his 87 pitches for strikes.
Braves starter Mike Minor (5-7) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings.
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