MILWAUKEE (AP) — Matt Kemp homered 3 times and gathering in 5 runs, assisting a surging Atlanta Braves bruise a Milwaukee Brewers 11-3 on Saturday night.
Atlanta collected a season-high 20 hits in a fourth true victory. Dansby Swanson also homered, and Jaime Garcia (1-1) pitched 6 innings for his initial win with a Braves after spending a initial 8 years of his career in St. Louis.
Kemp connected in a fifth, seventh and eighth for his initial diversion with 3 homers. He became a initial Braves actor to accomplish a attainment given Mark Teixeira in 2008.
Milwaukee right-hander Jimmy Nelson authorised 5 runs and 11 hits in 5 innings. Jonathan Villar had dual hits for a Brewers, and Keon Broxton scored dual runs.
Garcia walked five, though yielded only dual runs and 3 hits. The maestro left-hander was quite effective opposite a center of Milwaukee’s lineup – holding Eric Thames, Ryan Braun and Travis Shaw hitless.
Kemp gave Atlanta a 5-1 lead with a expostulate to right with dual outs in a fifth after Freddie Freeman’s broken-bat singular opposite a shifted defense. He homered down a left-field line in a seventh and tacked on another two-run shot in a eighth.
Swanson also strike a two-run shot in a seventh off Milwaukee’s beleaguered bullpen.
Nelson wasn’t helped by his invulnerability — or a crowd. The Brewers committed dual dear errors and Orlando Arcia’s at-bat in a fifth finished when a fan wearing a Wisconsin Badgers pullover reached over a right-field vituperation and held a tainted round that was ruled interference.
It was a frustrating night all around for Milwaukee, that mislaid slugger Ryan Braun when he was ejected in a seventh for arguing balls and strikes.
The sole nifty defensive play came from a loge turn when a fan held Brandon Phillips’ tainted round in a fifth with a crater of beer. He afterwards downed what was left with a round inside.
Phillips returned to Atlanta’s lineup after blank a past dual games with a stretched groin. He extended his attack strain to 12 games in his initial at-bat, though was thrown out perplexing to widen a singular into a double following a hard-hit round off a right-field wall.
With a single, Phillips became a second active actor with 200 career hits opposite Milwaukee, fasten Albert Pujols.
Braves: RHP Mauricio Cabrera, on a DL with bend soreness, pitched dual innings during Class A Florida. He is headed to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.
Brewers: Shaw didn’t take his at-bat in a fifth, withdrawal with a right-hand contusion. He was strike by a representation on a right palm in a first, though took his at-bat in a third.
Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (0-2, 3.20 ERA) will start Sunday’s array finale.
Brewers: RHP Matt Garza (0-0, 2.25 ERA) will make his second start of a season.
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