Brewers hold two-game lead over St. Louis in the NLC, despite loss at Atlanta
The Milwaukee Brewers still hold a two-game lead over St. Louis in the National League Central division, after the Brewers lost at Atlanta 8-7 Sunday.
The Braves scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to win it.
Atlanta broke a string of 22 scoreless innings when Chipper Jones tripled home a run in the first.
Jones homered twice, went 4-4, fell a double short of the cycle, and drove in the five runs on the day.
Tommy Hanson held the Brewers hitless in the first three innings of his Major League debut, but then Ryan Braun tied the game with the first of his two home runs, each driving in a pair.
Mike Cameron homered in the sixth to give Milwaukee the lead it lost for good innings later.
Atlanta out-hit the Brewers 13-7.
Eric O'Flaherty got the win in relief, and Mike Gonzalez earned his eighth save. It was Gonzalez's first save opportunity in 14 games.
Carlos Villanueva, pitching in his third straight contest, took the loss by giving up three runs in the eighth. He's now 2-4.
Atlanta broke a three-game losing streak. Milwaukee closed out its week-long road trip at 3-4.
The Brewers are off today, and will host Colorado Tuesday.