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Braves defeat Brewers in game one of double-header

May 5, 2011 - 12:42 AM Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Martin Prado drove in three runs, while Chipper Jones and Brian McCann each plated two, as the Atlanta Braves breezed past the Milwaukee Brewers, 8-3, in the opener of a double-header from Turner Field.

Tommy Hanson (4-3) earned the win in the make-up of Tuesday night's rain out, allowing just two runs and striking out seven over six innings.

"I felt good...I battled," said Hanson. "It was just one of those days when I went out and tried to make my pitches and came out of there with a win."

Marco Estrada (1-1) allowed seven runs -- six earned -- and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings to suffer the loss.

Prince Fielder belted his seventh home run of the season, while Ryan Braun, who had reached base safely in Milwaukee's first 28 games this season, went 0- for-4.

Milwaukee struck first, taking a 1-0 lead behind Craig Counsell's two-out RBI single in the top of the second.

Prado's first RBI came in the third, as his single to right brought home Nate McLouth. Later in the frame, Prado crossed the plate courtesy of a McCann two- out single to make the score 2-1.

Fielder promptly responded, taking a 1-2 slider deep to right to lead off the fourth, evening the score at two apiece.

With the bases loaded in the home half of the fourth, Prado again delivered, lofting a soft liner to center, scoring Freddie Freeman and Alex Gonzalez.

The sixth saw the floodgates open, as Atlanta again loaded the bases, consequently chasing Estrada from the game. Reliever Mitch Stetter's first pitch popped out of the glove of Jonathan Lucroy, allowing McLouth to score. In all, McLouth went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. After Heyward was hit by a pitch, Chipper Jones brought home Brooks Conrad and Prado with a single to center. A McCann sac fly to deep right then brought home Heyward, extending the Braves' lead to 8-2.

Rickie Weeks led off the eighth with a triple to right and scored on Nyjer Morgan's groundout to second, but the Brewer's would get no closer, eventually dropping their fourth straight game.

Game Notes

Milwaukee was just 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position...Fielder is one home run shy of 200 for his career...In the Braves' 16 wins this season Prado is 25-for-67 at the plate, as compared to just 10-for-65 in their 15 losses.








  • MILWAUKEE: 3
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  • Nyjer Morgan grounded out second to first scored Rickie Weeks with one out. None on and Ryan Braun due up.

    Brewers 3, Braves 8  Top 8, 1 OutMay 4 6:55 PM


  • Brian McCann sacrifice fly to right scored Jason Heyward with two out. Runner on first with two outs and Dan Uggla due up.

    Brewers 2, Braves 8  Bot 6, 2 OutsMay 4 6:23 PM


  • Chipper Jones single to center scored Brooks Conrad and Martin Prado with one out. On the play, Jason Heyward advances to third. Runners on first and third and Brian McCann due up.

    Brewers 2, Braves 7  Bot 6, 1 OutMay 4 6:22 PM


  • Martin Prado advances to second on a wild pitch. Brooks Conrad advances to third on a wild pitch. Nate McLouth scored on a wild pitch with one out. Runners on second and third and Jason Heyward at the plate.

    Brewers 2, Braves 5  Bot 6, 1 OutMay 4 6:19 PM


  • Martin Prado single to center scored Freddie Freeman and Alex Gonzalez with one out. On the play, Nate McLouth advances to second. Runners on first and second and Jason Heyward due up.

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  • Prince Fielder lead-off Home Run (7) to right. Casey McGehee due up.

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  • Brian McCann single to right scored Martin Prado with two out. On the play, Chipper Jones advances to second. Runners on first and second and Dan Uggla due up.

    Brewers 1, Braves 2  Bot 3, 2 OutsMay 4 5:08 PM


  • Martin Prado single to right scored Nate McLouth with none out. On the play, Tommy Hanson advances to second. Runners on first and second and Jason Heyward due up.

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  • Craig Counsell single to center scored Casey McGehee with two out. Runners on first and second and Marco Estrada due up.

    Brewers 1, Braves 0  Top 2, 2 OutsMay 4 4:37 PM


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