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Jurrjens, Gonzalez lead as Braves pound Brewers

May 3, 2011 - 3:49 AM Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Jair Jurrjens allowed just two runs in 7 2/3 innings and Alex Gonzalez knocked in three as the Atlanta Braves bested the Milwaukee Brewers, 6-2, in the opener of a four-game set from Turner Field.

Jurrjens (3-0) gave up seven hits and fanned four for the win.

Gonzalez, in addition to dazzling with his glove, went 2-for-4 and scored a run. David Ross belted his third home run of the season.

"[Jurrjens] did a great job as usual," said Ross. "He has been locating his fastball, mixing his changeup into both sides of the plate...He did a good job of keeping those guys at bay, because that's a real dangerous lineup."

Yovani Gallardo (2-2) suffered the loss by allowing nine hits and five runs in five-plus frames for the Brewers, who have dropped three in a row.

Yuniesky Betancourt accounted for both of Milwaukee's runs with a two-out triple in the top of the fourth. Rickie Weeks went 2-for-4.

"He was able to use his off-speed away," said Weeks of Jurrjens. "Just one of those things where you have to tip your hat to the guy. He pitched a good game."

Ross, who hit two homers in an 8-2 win over San Diego on April 26, put Atlanta up 1-0 with a solo shot in the bottom of the third.

Betancourt's first triple of the season gave the Brewers their only lead of the game.

Gonzalez answered in the sixth, ripping a bases-loaded double down the left- field line, scoring Chipper Jones, Dan Uggla and Freddie Freeman. Nate McLouth then followed with a single to left, bringing home Gonzalez and chasing Gallardo from the game. Prior to Monday, Gallardo held a 3-0 lifetime record against the Braves, allowing just four earned runs in 37 1/3 innings pitched.

Freeman padded Atlanta's lead in the seventh, as his sacrifice fly brought home Jason Heyward.

Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth to seal the final margin.

Game Notes

Ross has already exceeded his home run total from a season ago...Chipper Jones hit the 502nd double of his career...In all, Milwaukee was 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

    ATLANTA: 6

    May 2 9:48 PM

  • Freddie Freeman sacrifice fly to center scored Jason Heyward with two out. Runners on first and third with Alex Gonzalez due up.

    Brewers 2, Braves 6  Bot 7, 2 OutsMay 2 9:18 PM

  • Nate McLouth single to left scored Alex Gonzalez with none out. Runner on first and David Ross due up.

    Brewers 2, Braves 5  Bot 6, 0 OutsMay 2 8:51 PM

  • Alex Gonzalez double to left scored Chipper Jones, Dan Uggla and Freddie Freeman with none out. Runner on second and Nate McLouth due up.

    Brewers 2, Braves 4  Bot 6, 0 OutsMay 2 8:49 PM
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    Brewers 2, Braves 4  Bot 6, 0 OutsMay 2 8:49 PM
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    Brewers 2, Braves 1  Top 6, 1 OutMay 2 8:35 PM
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    Brewers 2, Braves 1  Bot 5, 0 OutsMay 2 8:23 PM
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    Brewers 2, Braves 1  End 4May 2 8:13 PM

  • Wil Nieves grounded out second to first to end the inning.

    Brewers 2, Braves 1  Mid 4May 2 8:06 PM
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    Brewers 2, Braves 1  Mid 4May 2 8:06 PM
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    Brewers 0, Braves 1  Top 4, 0 OutsMay 2 7:58 PM

  • David Ross lead-off Home Run (3) to center. Jair Jurrjens due up.

    Brewers 0, Braves 1  Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 2 7:46 PM

    ATLANTA: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

    May 2 7:11 PM