ATLANTA — Jorge Cantu hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh and the Florida Marlins damaged Atlanta's playoff hopes, winning 5-4 Tuesday night to snap the Braves' seven-game winning streak.
Atlanta, which had won eight of 10 and 15 of 17, began the night two games behind NL wild card-leading Colorado with six games left.
Chris Coghlan had three hits and scored twice for the Marlins, who had last three of four. Florida would be eliminated from playoff contention if the Rockies beat Milwaukee later Tuesday.
Cameron Maybin's two-run homer gave the Marlins a 4-1 lead in the fifth inning but Matt Diaz hit a tying three-run drive in the sixth for the Braves.
Florida went ahead for good in the seventh. Coghlan led off with a double and advanced on Maybin's sacrifice. Hanley Ramirez was intentionally walked before Cantu's hit gave the Marlins the lead.