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Atlanta Braves catcher gets four hits in 5-3 win against Brewers
Atlanta Braves' Nick Markakis slides safely past Milwaukee Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado during the sixth inning of Monday's game in Milwaukee. - photo by Morry Gash

Braves at Brewers

When: 8:10 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Milwaukee

On TV: SportSouth

MILWAUKEE — Kelly Johnson homered and drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves ended the Milwaukee Brewers’ eight-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory Monday night.

The game was held up in the ninth inning while an injured fan received medical attention after getting hit by a line drive.

A.J. Pierzynski had four hits, including two doubles, and rookie Matt Wisler (3-1) won for the third time in four career starts. He allowed three runs and seven hits in 5 2-3 innings.

Jason Grilli pitched a scoreless ninth for his 23rd save in 24 chances.

Johnson launched a two-run homer to right field in the first off Kyle Lohse. Milwaukee avoided further damage when Juan Uribe was caught in a rundown after attempting to score on a grounder to third later in the inning.

Gerardo Parra hit a leadoff homer for the Brewers in the bottom half, his third this season.

A double by Nick Markakis drove in a run, and Johnson followed with a run-scoring single as Atlanta built its lead to 4-1 in the second. Uribe grounded into an inning-ending double play, stranding a runner at third.

A bloop single by Shane Peterson, pinch-hitting for Lohse, drove in a run to pull the Brewers within two in the fifth.

Peterson was thrown out at the plate attempting to score from first on Parra’s double.

Lohse (5-10) gave up four runs and 11 hits in five innings. He struck out four and walked one.

Uribe came through in the sixth with a two-out single to drive in a run, making it 5-2.

A two-out, run-scoring single by Carlos Gomez got the Brewers back within two in the bottom half.

Braves: Atlanta has scored just 39 runs in the 16 games missed by 1B Freddie Freeman, on the disabled list with a bruised right wrist. The team has averaged four runs per game with Freeman in the lineup.

Brewers: RHP Matt Garza was placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 3, with right shoulder tendinitis. “This was just a good spot for the doctor to have his say,” Garza said. “He wanted me to skip a start a while back and I didn’t want to.

He thought it was a good time to just step back and give it a rest.” Relief pitcher Corey Knebel was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs. . Gomez, who sat out Sunday with a bruised left wrist after getting hit by a pitch Saturday, returned to the starting lineup. . OF Khris Davis, recovering from right knee surgery, is expected to rejoin the team Tuesday or Wednesday. He’s on a rehabilitation assignment with Class A Wisconsin.

Braves: Manny Banuelos will make his second career start. He pitched 5 2-3 shutout innings in his major league debut Thursday before leaving with cramping and dehydration.

Brewers: Rookie Tyler Cravy will start in place of Garza. Cravy, recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday, is in his second stint with the Brewers this season. He made his major league debut in a start on June 2 at St. Louis, giving up one run and four hits in seven innings.


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