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Braves 11, Brewers 6

W: Derek Lowe (10-8)
L: Manny Parra (3-7)

HR: Rickie Weeks 2 (17), Prince Fielder (22), Brian McCann (11), Matt Diaz (3)

MVP: Rickie Weeks (+.083)
LVP: Manny Parra (-.434)

Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting
SB Nation Coverage

This one got off to a great start, but went downhill quickly.

Rickie Weeks led off the game with a home run for the sixth time this season, and it looked like the Brewers might be primed for a good day against Derek Lowe. It took six innings for the Brewer bats to get going again, though, and the Braves scored seven runs in the second and third innings and never looked back.

Manny Parra's been having a rough stretch lately but this might have been his worst start of the season. He allowed ten runs on ten hits and two walks in 5.1 innings, striking out four and allowing a grand slam to Brian McCann on an 0-2 count. It's now been a month since he's completed the sixth inning.

Some bullet-pointed bright sides:

  • Weeks' leadoff shot was the first of two for him in the game. The second one was his 17th, setting a new Brewer franchise record for second basemen. He also singled in the ninth and scored three runs.
  • Corey Hart singled in the third inning to extend his hitting streak to nine games and 29 of 30.
  • Lorenzo Cain picked up his first major league hit, a single to left, in the seventh inning, doubled to left for his second hit in the ninth, and scored his first run on Corey Hart's sac fly.
  • Prince Fielder hit his 22nd home run of the season in the top of the eighth, tying him for the NL lead.
  • This is the last time the Brewers will see the Braves this season.