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Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff allowed only one run over 6 2/3 innings, and the Brewers supported him with three homers, including a grand slam from Christian Yelich, in a 13-1 win over the visiting Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.
It was the third straight game in which Woodruff (11-3) allowed only one run, a stretch of 20 1/3 innings. On Tuesday, Woodruff gave up five hits and two walks while striking out seven.
The Milwaukee offense produced 13 hits and was sparked by solo home runs from Keston Hiura and Lorenzo Cain. A towering bases-loaded shot from Yelich in the seventh inning, his 33rd, completed a six-run outburst that put the game away. Mike Moustakas had two hits, including the 1,000th of his career, and Ben Gamel had two hits and two RBIs.
Atlanta starter Bryse Wilson (1-1) left after walking the first two batters in the fifth. He allowed four runs on six hits and three walks. Wilson struck out one.
Hiura put the Brewers ahead with a solo homer, his ninth, in the second. Hiura went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs, and he is 6-for-7 in the series.
The Brewers added two runs in the third. Yasmani Grandal drove a run home with a sharp single to right, and Moustakas doubled to right field to bring home another.
Atlanta cut the deficit to 3-1 in the fifth inning when Tyler Flowers hit his eighth homer, a long solo shot to left-center field.
The Brewers got the run back when Yelich scored on Jerry Blevins’ wild pitch in the bottom of the fifth. Milwaukee extended the lead to 5-1 when Cain hit a solo homer, his sixth, in the sixth inning.
Milwaukee pulled away with six runs in the seventh against rookie Huascar Ynoa. Hiura and Gamel both had RBI singles prior to the grand slam by Yelich.
The Brewers added two runs in the eighth against Touki Toussaint on a RBI single by Gamel and bases-loaded walk to Cain.
Atlanta center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. had a single and extended his career-long on-base streak to 22 games.
—Field Level Media