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Brewers Vs. Braves Score: Three RBI From Martin Prado Has Atlanta Ahead Through Five, 4-2

Three RBIs from Martin Prado has the Braves ahead through five innings, 4-2.

The Brewers started the scoring in the second inning when a walk and single set up an RBI single by Craig Counsell. The Braves answered with two runs in the third when Nate McLouth led off with a double, Tommy Hanson reached on a bunt and Martin Prado singled him in. That was followed by an RBI single by Brian McCann that plated Prado for a one-run lead.

Prince Fielder tied the game in the fourth on a solo homer on a slider down and in from Hanson. But the Braves quickly answered again in the home half of the fourth with two more runs. They loaded the bases with no outs and Prado singled home two for a two-run lead. However, Jason Heyward flew out and Chipper Jones grounded out with runners on first and second to end the inning.

Hanson has pitched well for five innings, allowing two runs on three hits with two walks and six strikeouts. The command has been good, especially the slider, and the only real mistakes have been a few fastballs left over the plate. He has four groundouts to five flyouts. He's likely to go six innings depending on the count after the sixth, because he's sitting at 86 pitches through five.

Marco Estrada has been less than efficient for five innings, allowing four runs on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts. He's sitting at 100 pitches, meaning the Braves will see the Milwaukee bullpen early.

For more on the series, Braves fans check out Talking Chop and Brewers fans check out Brew Crew Ball.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.