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Brewers Vs. Braves Score: Four-Run Sixth Opens Up 8-2 Lead For Atlanta Through Seven Innings

The Braves opened things up in the first game of the doubleheader with four runs in the sixth to take an 8-2 lead through seven innings.

Behind three RBIs from Martin Prado, the Braves led 4-2 entering the sixth. They piled on four more runs in the inning. An error, walk and single loaded the bases with one out, followed by a wild pitch that scored a run. Jason Heyward was hit by a pitch to reload the bases, and Chipper Jones singled home two for a five-run lead. Brian McCann followed with a sac fly RBI to plate Heyward for a six-run lead.

Tommy Hanson finished his day with six innings, allowing two runs on three hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. It's another good outing for Hanson, who continues to add solid strikeout numbers over his past few starts. He only induced four groundouts to seven flyouts, but he pitched efficiently and threw strikes, ending with 101 pitches.

Eric O'Flaherty pitched a scoreless seventh for the Braves.

The Brewers tried desperately to get six innings out of Marco Estrada, but it didn't happen, as he was pulled after 5.1 innings. He allowed seven runs on eight hits, walking three and striking out five. Mitch Stetter was wild in relief of Estrada, throwing a wild pitch that scored a run and hitting Heyward. He gave up a run of his own, as well.

Sean Green pitched a scoreless seventh for Milwaukee.

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.