Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Aramis Ramirez and Juan Francisco each drove
in one run and Donovan Hand tossed 4 2/3 scoreless innings in his first career
major league start as the Milwaukee Brewers blanked the Atlanta Braves, 2-0,
for the second time in as many days in this three-game set at Miller Park.
Ramirez, who finished 3-for-4 with a run scored, needs just one hit for 2,000
in his career. Hand allowed just two hits and struck out three while Burke
Badenhop (1-3) earned the win after pitching 1 1/3 scoreless frames in relief.
Francisco Rodriguez worked around a one-out single in the ninth to notch his
300th career save and sixth of the season.
The struggles continued for Atlanta starter Tim Hudson (4-7), who is 0-6 over
his last nine outings while receiving just 10 runs of support. He lasted
six frames and yielded both runs on seven hits and four walks in defeat.
The Braves, losers in five of six, have also dropped a season-high five
straight on the road, where they are 11-22 since April 19.
B.J. Upton and Andrelton Simmons each collected two hits to account for the
Atlanta's total of four on the afternoon.
The Sports Network