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Glaus homers again, Braves beat Brewers 11-3

May 12, 2010 - 4:58 AM By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer

MILWAUKEE(AP) -- Say this much for the Milwaukee Brewers: They've been very gracious hosts this year.

The light-hitting Atlanta Braves come to town, and the Brewers - owners of the league's worst home record - make their offense look unstoppable.

Troy Glaus homered for the second straight night, Eric Hinske drove in three runs and the Braves pounded out a season-high 16 hits in an 11-3 victory over the Brewers on Tuesday.

"That's fun to get that many runs," Braves manager Bobby Cox said. "Relax a little bit once in a while."

It wasn't fun or relaxing for the Brewers, who slipped to 4-10 at Miller Park. After Atlanta's 8-2 victory Monday, the Braves go for the sweep on Wednesday afternoon.

Two more sluggish outings at home came as a surprise to Brewers starter Dave Bush (1-3), who thought the team was beginning to hit its stride after road series wins at Los Angeles and Arizona.

"I would say it's disappointing overall to come back home and lose a couple bad games," Bush said. "I think we all felt like we had a little more momentum going, that we had figured things out a little bit."

The offensive outbursts couldn't come soon enough for a Braves team that already is feeling some pressure after a slow start to the season.

"We know it's now, the time is now," Hinske said. "We have got to do something to turn it around, and I think these last two games are a good indicator of what is hopefully to come. This is momentum for us. This is feel-good. We all kind of take a deep breath and (say), 'OK, we're fine."'

Braves starter Tim Hudson (3-1) kept pitching his way out of trouble and came inches shy of hitting a home run himself in the fifth inning. He didn't think it had a chance at first, but the ball bounced off the top of the wall for a double.

"I remembered what stadium I was in, and I was thinking, 'Man, it might have a chance,"' Hudson said. "Then I saw it hit the top of the wall and bounce in."

Hudson (3-1) allowed a run and six hits in six innings, tying a career high with six walks. He got out of bases-loaded situations in the second and third.

"Hudson knows what he's doing out there," Brewers manager Ken Macha said. "He's not going to give in to you."

Hudson said there "wasn't a whole lot working" for him on the mound but he managed to gut it out.

"It wasn't exactly how I drew it up, but nights like tonight for me are more satisfying than the nights when I go out there with great stuff and it's easy," Hudson said. "It wasn't easy tonight."

Milwaukee was without slugger Ryan Braun, who was hit on the left elbow by a pitch in Monday night's loss and is day to day. Third baseman Chipper Jones was a late scratch from the Braves' lineup because of a sore groin, and Cox said he may not play Wednesday.

Alcides Escobar had two hits and an RBI for Milwaukee, snapping an 0-for-17 skid.

Bush, meanwhile, didn't see anything wrong with Atlanta's offense.

"You see a team put up almost 20 runs in two games, I would say they're all right," Bush said. "We haven't seen them before so I'm not really sure what they've been struggling with, but I would say it's pretty clear the last couple days they've done a little bit of everything offensively."

Bush gave up three runs and seven hits in six innings, and the Brewers' bullpen fell apart after that.

Trailing 6-1, the Brewers pushed across two runs in the seventh, but Escobar lined out with runners on second and third to end the inning. Jones' replacement, Brooks Conrad, homered leading off the eighth and the Braves would go on to score four runs in the inning.

Given some short outings by Milwaukee's starters this season, is the Brewers' bullpen overworked?

"Once in a while, it'd be nice to give everybody a day off back there, but that has not been the case," Macha said.

NOTES: The Brewers promoted LHP Chris Capuano to Triple-A Nashville as he continues to make progress in his recovery from his second Tommy John elbow surgery. ... The Braves announced they will retire Tom Glavine's No. 47 and induct the left-hander into team's Hall of Fame. ... Milwaukee reliever Carlos Villanueva hit Brian McCann with a pitch in the eighth.








  • Brewers 3, Braves 11 - FINAL
    ATLANTA ab r h rbi bb so lob avg
    N McLouth cf 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 .172
    M Prado 2b 6 1 2 0 0 2 3 .316
    J Heyward rf 4 3 2 1 2 0 1 .300
    B McCann c 4 3 2 1 0 0 3 .241
    vb-D Ross ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .222
    T Glaus 1b 5 1 2 3 0 0 3 .268
    E Hinsk

    May 11 11:42 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY NATE MCLOUTH SCORED BROOKS CONRAD
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, N MCLOUTH ON FIRST, M CABRERA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 11
    MILWAUKEE 3 TOP,9TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: M PRADO (.319, 2-FOR-5)

    Braves 11, Brewers 3  Top 9, 0 OutsMay 11 11:27 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY TROY GLAUS SCORED BRIAN MCCANN AND JASON HEYWARD
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, T GLAUS ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 10
    MILWAUKEE 3 TOP,8TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: P MOYLAN (-, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Braves 10, Brewers 3  Top 8, 0 OutsMay 11 11:06 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    FORCE OUT BY JASON HEYWARD SCORED NATE MCLOUTH
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J HEYWARD ON FIRST, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 8
    MILWAUKEE 3 TOP,8TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: B MCCANN (.241, 2-FOR-4, RBI)

    Braves 8, Brewers 3  Top 8, 0 OutsMay 11 11:00 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY BROOKS CONRAD (1) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 8TH OFF CARLOS VILLANUEVA.
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 7, MILWAUKEE 3
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: M CABRERA (.194, 0 HR, 8 RBI)

    Braves 7, Brewers 3  Top 8, 0 OutsMay 11 10:48 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY COREY HART SCORED CASEY MCGEHEE
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C HART ON FIRST, G ZAUN ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 6
    MILWAUKEE 3 BOTTOM,7TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: A ESCOBAR (.226, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    Braves 6, Brewers 3  Bot 7, 0 OutsMay 11 10:41 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CASEY MCGEHEE SCORED JODY GERUT
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C MCGEHEE ON FIRST, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 6
    MILWAUKEE 2 BOTTOM,7TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: G ZAUN (.262, 1-FOR-3)

    Braves 6, Brewers 2  Bot 7, 0 OutsMay 11 10:36 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ERIC HINSKE SCORED BRIAN MCCANN AND JASON HEYWARD
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, E HINSKE ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 6
    MILWAUKEE 1 TOP,7TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: O INFANTE (.278, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Braves 6, Brewers 1  Top 7, 0 OutsMay 11 10:23 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRIAN MCCANN SCORED MARTIN PRADO
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B MCCANN ON FIRST, J HEYWARD ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 4
    MILWAUKEE 1 TOP,7TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: T GLAUS (.264, 1-FOR-3, HR, RBI)

    Braves 4, Brewers 1  Top 7, 0 OutsMay 11 10:17 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TROY GLAUS (4) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    6TH OFF DAVE BUSH.
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 3, MILWAUKEE 1
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: E HINSKE (.294, 1-FOR-1, BB, RBI)

    Braves 3, Brewers 1  Top 6, 0 OutsMay 11 9:51 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY OMAR INFANTE SCORED JASON HEYWARD
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, O INFANTE ON SECOND, E HINSKE ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 2
    MILWAUKEE 1 TOP,4TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: B CONRAD (.125, 0-FOR-1)

    Braves 2, Brewers 1  Top 4, 0 OutsMay 11 9:15 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALCIDES ESCOBAR SCORED CASEY MCGEHEE
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A ESCOBAR ON FIRST, G ZAUN ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 1
    MILWAUKEE 1 BOTTOM,2ND
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: D BUSH (.143, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Braves 1, Brewers 1  Bot 2, 0 OutsMay 11 8:42 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ERIC HINSKE SCORED BRIAN MCCANN
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, E HINSKE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 1
    MILWAUKEE 0 TOP,2ND
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: O INFANTE (.275, 1 HR, 8 RBI)

    Braves 1, Brewers 0  Top 2, 0 OutsMay 11 8:27 PM