Final
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Capuano, Brewers hope to secure split with Braves

Sep 23, 2007 - 2:02 PM Milwaukee (79-75) at Atlanta (81-74) 1:05 pm EDT

ATLANTA (Ticker) - The Milwaukee Brewers turn to Chris Capuano for their most important game of the season.

Capuano and the Brewers will both look to turn things around as they look for a split in their four-game series with the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

Milwaukee dropped a 4-3 decision in 11 innings on Saturday to fall 2 1/2 games behind the National League Central-leading Chicago Cubs. Chicago beat the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-2, on Saturday afternoon.

As they try to secure their first postseason berth since 1982, the Brewers put their hopes in Capuano (5-12, 5.21 ERA), who would like to put a happy ending on a frustrating season.

An 18-game winner in 2005, Capuano is in the midst of a horrid stretch, having not won since May 7. In that span, he is 0-12 with a 5.49 ERA in 20 appearances, including 16 starts.

The lefthander Capuano will be making his first start since August 19, when he gave up five runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 innings but did not figure in a 7-6 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

The Braves counter with rookie Jo-Jo Reyes (1-2, 6.98), who earned his first major league victory in his last start.

Against the Florida Marlins on Tuesday, the 22-year-old lefthander allowed a run and three hits in five innings, striking out seven in a 4-3 win.

The rookie has never faced Milwaukee.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MILWAUKEE 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 7 0
    ATLANTA 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 x 7 14 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: MIL - CHRIS CAPUANO, CLAUDIO VARGAS (6TH), RAY KING (7TH), CHRIS
    SPURLING (7TH) AND JOHNNY ESTRADA, MIKE RIVERA (3RD)
    ATL - JO-JO REYES, ROYCE RING (6TH), PETER MOY

    Sep 23 4:41 PM


  • NL
    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MARK TEIXEIRA SCORED YUNEL ESCOBAR AND CHIPPER
    JONES.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M TEIXEIRA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4
    ATLANTA 7 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: J FRANCOEUR (.290, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Brewers vs. BravesSep 23 4:23 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARTIN PRADO SCORED ANDRUW JONES.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, M PRADO ON FIRST, M DIAZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4
    ATLANTA 5 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: M ACOSTA (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Brewers vs. BravesSep 23 4:02 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MATT DIAZ SCORED JEFF FRANCOEUR.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M DIAZ ON FIRST, A JONES ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4
    ATLANTA 4 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: C MILLER (.261, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Brewers vs. BravesSep 23 3:54 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ANDRUW JONES SCORED MARK TEIXEIRA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A JONES ON FIRST, J FRANCOEUR ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4
    ATLANTA 3 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: M DIAZ (.336, 2-FOR-3)

    Brewers vs. BravesSep 23 3:51 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY CLAUDIO VARGAS ALLOWED EDGAR RENTERIA TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4
    ATLANTA 2 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: M TEIXEIRA (.317, 0-FOR-3)

    Brewers vs. BravesSep 23 3:41 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY COREY HART SCORED J.J. HARDY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C HART ON FIRST, R BRAUN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4
    ATLANTA 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: K MENCH (.270, 0-FOR-2)

    Brewers vs. BravesSep 23 3:02 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN BRAUN SCORED RICKIE WEEKS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R BRAUN ON FIRST, J HARDY ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 3
    ATLANTA 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: P FIELDER (.286, 0-FOR-2)

    Brewers vs. BravesSep 23 2:52 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY RYAN BRAUN (32) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF JO-JO REYES SCORED J.J. HARDY.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 2, ATLANTA 1
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: P FIELDER (.287, 0-FOR-1)

    Brewers vs. BravesSep 23 2:12 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CORKY MILLER SCORED ANDRUW JONES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C MILLER ON FIRST, M DIAZ ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 0
    ATLANTA 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: J REYES (.200, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Brewers vs. BravesSep 23 1:44 PM