MARLINS 5, BRAVES 4: Host Atlanta's East lead is dwindling again.
Kevin Millwood was chased in the seventh inning and Florida survived a rough ninth to beat the Braves 5-4, cutting Atlanta's lead to two games over second-place New York.
Atlanta, which has lost three straight, trailed 5-2 before Reggie Sanders' run-scoring single in the eighth chased Jesus Sanchez (9-10), who improved to 4-1 against the Braves.
Antonio Alfonseca walked pinch-hitter Bobby Bonilla leading off the ninth, then gave up consecutive singles to Rafael Furcal and Andruw Jones as Atlanta closed within a run.
With runners at first and third and no outs, Chipper Jones grounded to shortstop Alex Gonzalez, who threw out Furcal at the plate. Brian Jordan then reached on a infield single, a slow roller to third, loading the bases for Andres Galarraga.
Alfonseca got Galarraga to ground into a 6-4-3 double play for his major league-leading 40th save in 44 chances.
Millwood (9-11) allowed all five runs and 10 hits in 6 innings and hasn't won consecutive starts since beating the Marlins on July 26 and Arizona on Aug. 1.