Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Adeiny Hechavarria celebrated his 26th birthday by going 3-for-3 with a home run, three runs batted in and two runs scored to lead the Miami Marlins over the Atlanta Braves, 6-2, in the rubber match of three-game set at Turner Field on Wednesday.
Dee Gordon added two hits and a pair of RBI and Michael Morse also homered for the Marlins, who won for just the third time in nine games this season.
Dan Haren (1-0) started for Miami and got his first win, allowing two runs on three hits over seven innings. The right-hander struck out five and walked two, as the Marlins won their first series of the young campaign.
"It's so early, but you don't want to get off to too bad of a start," said Haren. "It's nice to win a couple here."
Miami was swept in three games by the Braves to begin the year then dropped two of three to the Rays before embarking on their current 10-day road trip.
Cameron Maybin and Kelly Johnson homered to account for the only Atlanta runs.
Gordon started the scoring in the third inning, coming through with a two-run double off Atlanta starter Eric Stults.
Hechavarria added his two-run homer off Stults in the fifth inning, while Morse hit his solo shot in the sixth off reliever Cody Martin.
The Braves got a run back in the sixth when Maybin connected on his second home run of the season. Johnson added his first homer an inning later.
Hechavarria added a RBI sac fly in the ninth to cap the scoring.
Stults (0-1) was hit with the loss, surrendering four runs on five hits over five innings.
"Obviously the results weren't there," said Stults. "I felt like just a couple pitches up in the zone, especially to (Hechavarria) in the last inning I had. Overall, I feel good. It's a long season."
Despite the loss, the outing was a win of sorts for Stults, who held Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton hitless in two at-bats. Stanton blasted a 484-foot homer off Stults last April.
Stanton finished the contest 0-for-4 after going 3-for-3 with a double, four RBI, two runs scored, two walks and a stolen base in Tuesday's 8-2 win.
Major League Baseball is celebrating the 12th annual Jackie Robinson Day Wednesday. Both teams wore uniform No. 42 on their jerseys ... The Marlins travel to New York for a four-game series at Citi Field vs. the Mets, starting Thursday ... Gordon has reached safely in eight of nine games this season ... The Braves have Thursday off before traveling to Toronto for a three-game weekend set .. For the second straight game, Stanton did not wear the protective face cage on his batting helmet when facing a left-hander pitcher. When Martin, a righty, entered the game, he used the helmet with the protective cage.