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For second time in team history, four Marlins whiff in one inning

    ATLANTA -- The negative milestones continue to pile up for the Marlins, who were not only shut out for the 17th time on Wednesday, but matched a club record by whiffing four times in one inning.

    Braves closer Craig Kimbrel did it to them in the ninth, accomplishing the rare feat by striking out Greg Dobbs, Donovan Solano, John Buck and Gil Velazquez. Solano reached on a wild pitch on his swinging K.

     It's only the second time the Marlins have struck out four times in a frame. The Reds Frank Rodriguez did it to them in the seventh inning on July 22, 2001, at Pro Player Stadium.

     Kimbrel's 4 K feat was the first by a Brave since Mark Wohlers did it in a 1995 game.

     Three Marlins pitchers have performed the feat, which has occurred 66 times in major league history, according to Baseball Almanac: Kirt Ojala on Sept. 16, 1998, Archie Corbin on April 28, 1999, and A.J. Burnett on July 5, 2002.

      Kimbrel became the 24th pitcher in MLB history to strike out the four batters in consecutive order. Ojala did it, as well.