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Ryan Lavarnway

Blue Jays beat up Miller, Braves in 9-1 win

ATLANTA Turner Field was eerily silent when Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez walked to the mound in the fourth inning on Wednesday. It's been a pretty quiet place for much of the past month as the home team scuffles but, still, this felt different.

Maybe Braves backers were in disbelief because Gonzalez was on his way to take Shelby Miller out of the game. How could it be that Miller, once so reliable, couldn't even get out of the fourth inning?

The Blue Jays knocked Miller around during a 9-1 interleague victory and extended his career-long losing decisions streak to 14 games. The Braves (57-89) won the series opener but couldn't earn their first winning streak since...