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Marlins’ shutout of Braves adds to Shelby Miller’s hard luck

Marlins Dee Gordon, left, and Adeiny Hechavarria celebrate a 4-0 victory over the Braves in a baseball game at Turner Field on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Atlanta, Ga.
Marlins Dee Gordon, left, and Adeiny Hechavarria celebrate a 4-0 victory over the Braves in a baseball game at Turner Field on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Atlanta, Ga. Atlanta Journal Sentinel/TNS

The last win recorded by Braves pitcher Shelby Miller was the last game Mike Redmond managed for the Marlins — way back on May 17 when he came within one out of a no-hitter.

Miller hasn’t won since.

The Marlins extended the hard-luck pitcher’s winless streak to 19 consecutive fruitless outings with a 4-0 victory over the Braves.

Miller gave up a solo homer to Cole Gillespie in the second and little else. But the Braves hitters gave him no help at all, which has been the story of the year for Miller.

He has allowed two or fewer runs in 12 of his past 19 starts but is 0-11 during that stretch.

Given how their season has gone, the Marlins are in no mood for sympathy.

Ichiro Suzuki scored the 2,000th run of his professional career when combining his Japanese and major-league statistics, crossing the plate on Martin Prado’s two-out double in the eighth off Matt Marksberry. Justin Bour’s double to right after made it 3-0.

The Marlins added an insurance run in the ninth on Christian Yelich’s RBI single.

The win lifted the Marlins out of a tie for last in the National League East and within 1 1/2 games of the third-place Braves in the three-team slag heap at the bottom of the division.

Chris Narveson had a shutout going in the sixth. But after giving up a broken-bat single to Pedro Ciriaco, he came out of the game due to a blister on his left middle finger.

“It [flared] up in the third, but it didn’t pop until the sixth,” Narveson said. “I don’t think it’ll be an issue in the future.”

Narveson wasn’t the only player to exit unexpectedly.

Braves outfielder Jonny Gomes was pulled in the fifth inning. The reason: He was traded to the Kansas City Royals.

STANTON MUST WAIT

Giancarlo Stanton’s first game action in more than two months was pushed back a day when Single A Jupiter’s game on Monday was rained out.

Jupiter has a doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday, and Marlins manager Dan Jennings said Stanton could play in one or both. Stanton is expected to come off the disabled list and make his first start for the Marlins on Friday.

▪ Jarred Cosart, working his way back from vertigo, is scheduled to pitch one of the two games for Jupiter on Tuesday. Jose Urena (knee contusion) is also expected to pitch Tuesday for the Hammerheads.

COMING UP

▪ Tuesday: Marlins LHP Justin Nicolino (2-2, 3.65 ERA) at Braves (TBA), 7:10 p.m., Turner Field.

▪ Wednesday: Marlins LHP Adam Conley (2-1, 4.96) at Braves (TBA), 12:10 p.m., Turner Field.

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