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Updated: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 04:15:59 EST

MIAMI (AP) — In his season finale, Miami Marlins rookie sensation Jose Fernandez pitched seven innings, hit his first major-league homer and engaged in a standoff with the annoyed Atlanta Braves that cleared both benches and bullpens. Two relievers pitched the final two innings, and the woeful Marlins beat the playoff-bound Braves 5-2. MIAMI (AP) — Atlanta Braves left-hander Paul Maholm will miss at least one start because of a sore elbow, but an MRI shows no serious injury. Manager Fredi Gonzalez says Maholm's elbow began to bother him during a start Sept. 2. Maholm is 10-10 with a 4.35 ERA in 24 starts for the NL East leaders. FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — For Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford, there was no time for a leisurely transition to the NFL. They had to step up right away. For one game, at least, the Atlanta Falcons are pleased with what they got from their rookie cornerbacks. UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Mistie Bass made a layup off an inbounds play with 11 seconds remaining Wednesday night and the Connecticut Sun edged the Atlanta Dream, 78-77. Connecticut played with just eight players. The last-place Sun kept second-place Atlanta from moving a step closer to clinching the second seed in the Eastern Conference.

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