Marlins Vs. Braves: Mark Buehrle Looks To Keep Rolling In NL East Showdown

May 5, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Miami Marlins catcher John Buck (right) congratulates starting pitcher Mark Buehrle (56) following a 4-1 complete game win against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

The Miami Marlins start a two-game series with the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday for a chance to shake up the standings in the volatile National League East.

The Miami Marlins take a quick hop to the north for a quick National League East battle with the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. This two-game, mid-week series could have implications on a tightly packed early season race in the division. Atlanta currently leads, with Miami behind by three and half games.

Marlins' lefty Mark Buehrle will be looking for his third consecutive quality start in his first appearance of the season against the Braves. He is two games removed from a complete game win over the Padres, and a two-run effort through nearly seven innings against the Mets last week. Buehrle has won both of his previous career starts against Atlanta.

On the bump for the Braves is Mike Minor. The Braves' left-hander has allowed 21 earned runs in his last three starts. Opposing batters have taken him deep seven times through that same stretch. In three career starts against the Marlins, Minor has allowed 11 earned runs with a 6.46 ERA.

The game starts at 7:10 p.m. and can be seen locally on Fox Sports Florida.

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