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ATLANTA (AP) - Chris Johnson's two-run, go-ahead double was the big hit in a four-run sixth inning that helped the Braves to a 11-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

The Braves set a season high with 16 hits and matched their high for runs.

The game was tied at 3 before the Braves opened the sixth with three straight hits off Dan Jennings (0-1), loading the bases. Ryan Webb struck out Dan Uggla and Reed Johnson before Johnson gave Atlanta the lead with his double past first baseman Logan Morrison.

Jordan Schafer and Andrelton Simmons added run-scoring infield singles to cap the big inning.

Morrison hit a two-run homer in the first inning.

Kris Medlen (6-7) gave up three runs and nine hits and two walks in six innings as the NL East-leading Braves took their fourth straight win. The Marlins' three-game winning streak ended.

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