Aoki Leads Brewers Past Braves

9:09 AM, Sep 11, 2012   |    comments
Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki is tagged out by Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann while trying to score in the seventh inning at Miller Park. (Photo: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE)
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Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Norichika Aoki's two-run double highlighted a four-run seventh inning that propelled the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-1 win over the Atlanta Braves in the opener of a three-game set at Miller Park.

Carlos Gomez added a sacrifice fly for the Brewers, who have won seven straight home games.

Wily Peralta limited the NL wild card-leading Braves to one run on seven hits over six innings in his second major league start.

The Brewers' late offensive surge made a winner out of Jose Veras (4-4), who escaped a bases-loaded jam on a Michael Bourn flyout in the top of the seventh.

Atlanta threatened again in the eighth, but Martin Prado was gunned down trying to reach third base on a Freddie Freeman single to end the inning.

John Axford tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his 28th save of the season.

Mike Minor gave up two hits, walked two and struck out eight in 5 2/3 scoreless innings for Atlanta, which had its winning streak snapped at five games.

 

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