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The Atlanta Braves didn’t take long to shrug off
their lopsided 17-1 loss from the day before.

Chipper Jones had a two-run single and Andruw Jones followed with a two-run double in the first inning as the Braves bounced back from their worst loss in three seasons with a 13-4 victory over the Florida Marlins on April 6, 2003.

“What happened yesterday is over with. It’s about showing people we can do it,” Andruw Jones said. After Atlanta ace Greg Maddux was pounded for three homers and nine runs in only two innings of a 17-1 loss Saturday night, the Braves responded quickly against Florida starter Brad Penny (0-1).

“It was sort of the reversal of yesterday,” Braves manager Bobby Cox said. “We got all the hitting. We hit the ball hard all day long. It felt good to get a lead early.”

Rafael Furcal went 4-for-5, scored two runs and drove in another
and Andruw Jones went 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs as Atlanta
picked up only its second win in six games this season.

Robert Fick added a two-run homer, his first with the Braves,
and Gary Sheffield also hit a two-run shot.

Braves rookie Horacio Ramirez (1-1) earned his first career win
in his second start. The left-hander went six innings and allowed
four runs — three earned — and six hits. He finished strong,
retiring eight Marlins in a row.

“I didn’t have my best stuff but I held them off for six
innings,” Ramirez said. “The first couple of innings I was having
problems for some reason, but I turned to my cutter (breaking ball)
after that and it got me out of some jams.”

Saturday’s loss was the worst for the Braves since a 17-1 defeat
to Montreal on July 3, 2000.

Source: Marlins vs. Braves – Game Recap – April 6, 2003 – ESPN