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Teheran strikes out 9 in opening day prep, Mitchell drives in 4, Braves top Marlins 9-2

  • Atlanta Braves pitcher Julio Teheran throws during the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Kissimmee, Fla., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Atlanta Braves pitcher Julio Teheran throws during the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Kissimmee, Fla., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Atlanta Braves' Derrick Mitchell connects for a three-run triple during the eighth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Kissimmee, Fla., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The Braves won 9-2. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Atlanta Braves' Derrick Mitchell connects for a three-run triple during the eighth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Kissimmee, Fla., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The Braves won 9-2. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami Marlins starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi throws during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Kissimmee, Fla., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi throws during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Kissimmee, Fla., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

Julio Teheran struck out nine over six innings in his final tuneup for opening day and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 9-2 on Wednesday.

Teheran will start at Milwaukee on Monday. He finished the spring with a 1.80 ERA after allowing two runs on seven hits. His only walk was intentional and he threw 71 of his 100 pitches for strikes.

Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi gave up four runs in six-plus innings.

Derrick Mitchell hit a bases-loaded triple and drove in four runs. The Atlanta right fielder also made a diving catch.