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Brewers Vs. Braves Final Score: Solo Homers Seal 2-1 Atlanta Win And Series Sweep Of Milwaukee

Martin Prado hit a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth as the Braves completed a four-game sweep of the Brewers with a 2-1 win.

Both Atlanta runs came on solo homers. Eric Hinske hit the first one in the second inning. Prado had the other one in the eighth. The Brewers scored their only run in the fifth when an error and single set up a sac fly RBI by Jonathan Lucroy.

Brandon Beachy pitched six solid innings, allowing just four hits - three singles - and one unearned run due to the Brandon Hicks error that started the fifth inning. He walked one and struck out nine. Beachy threw just 94 pitches over the six innings despite nine strikeouts, but perhaps the surprising part was five groundouts to two flyouts. Beachy has one of the highest fly ball rates in baseball, but he certainly didn't show it here.

Eric O'Flaherty, Jonny Venters and Craig Kimbrel each pitched a scoreless inning and each struck out two.

The two hitters that drove in the runs, Prado and Hinske, each had two hits, including a double for Prado. Chipper Jones added two doubles. Brian McCann added a hit and two walks.

Shaun Marcum allowed one run on five hits in seven innings, walking one and striking out eight. He was every bit as good as Beachy, and he continued his dominance on the road, which ran up to 27 innings of allowing just one run. Kameron Loe allowed the Prado homer in the eighth, thus earning him the loss.

Milwaukee struck out 16 times as a team, including five combined by Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder. Rickie Weeks had a hit and walk but also struck out twice. Casey McGehee had the lone extra base hit in the form of a double. Lucroy had the only RBI for the Brewers.

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.