Milwaukee 4, Atlanta 1

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, September 10, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Miller Park
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Lance Barksdale, Third Base - Jordan Baker,
Attendance - 34395

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 2
Milwaukee 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 4 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 81-61 40-32 41-29 L1
Milwaukee 70-71 42-28 28-43 W1

Recap


Brewers 4, Braves 1: Norichika Aoki doubled home two runs in the seventh to snap a tie as host Milwaukee ended Atlanta’s five-game winning streak.

The Brewers, trying to muster a late-season surge in the National League wild card race, rallied from a 1-0 deficit with four runs in the seventh. Milwaukee has won 16 of its past 21 and sits five games behind St. Louis for the second wild card spot.

Atlanta wasted a strong start from Mike Minor and dropped 6 1/2 games behind Washington in the National League East. The Braves, though, lead the NL wild card race by 6 1/2 over the third-place Los Angeles Dodgers.

Atlanta reliever Jonny Venters (5-4) gave up a hit and a walk in the seventh, then threw wildly to third base on Jeff Bianchi’s bunt. Pinch runner Eric Farris scored on the error to tie the game.

Aoki followed two hitters later with a double off the wall in center off Chad Durbin, plating Jean Segura and Bianchi to make it 3-1. Jose Veres (4-4) got the win with a scoreless seventh. Aoki and Martin Maldonado had two hits apiece for the Brewers, who finished with only four hits.

The Braves scored in the fifth on Andrelton Simmons’ grounder, plating Dan Uggla. Minor made it stand up through his 5 2/3 innings, allowing two hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. Martin Prado finished with three hits for Atlanta but was thrown out at third base twice.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Brewers sent 10 batters to the plate in the seventh. … Atlanta’s bullpen, fourth in the majors in ERA (2.99), allowed four runs on two hits with four walks in the seventh. … Simmons, out since July 8 with a broken right pinkie finger, started in his first game back. … Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta scattered seven hits over six innings, allowing one run with one walk and four strikeouts. ... Retiring Atlanta 3B Chipper Jones went 1-for-4, tying Bill Buckner for 60th on the all-time hits list with 2,715.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   Milwaukee
Mike Minor Player Wily Peralta
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.2 IP 6.0
8 Strikeouts 4
2 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Atlanta   Milwaukee
Martin Prado Player Martin Maldonado
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 10 0 10 .312 10 5 0 3 0 2
Milwaukee 4 0 6 .148 13 9 3 7 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Brewers have a W/L % of .493 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Braves have a W/L % of .630 after a win and .492 after a loss.