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Brewers Squeeze by Atlanta, 2-1

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Adames homer the margin in otherwise low-scoring game

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The Brewers secured a series win in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Atlanta.

It was a low-scoring affair with Brett Anderson allowing three hits and walking one batter. He was on the hook for the only Atlanta run and induced 14 outs by contact across 5.2 innings

Willy Adames hit a solo home run to center field in the top of the case, getting the Brewers on the board early.

Jackie Bradley Jr. would tack on another run in the fifth inning, grounding out to second, but scoring Lorenzo Cain, who had previously reached on a single, in the process.

The Brewers bullpen held the narrow lead afforded by Anderson and a mostly sluggish offense, even though the Brewers allowed the go-ahead run to reach in three of the four final innings. John Curtiss gave up the single that scored Atlanta’s only run before closing out the sixth inning. Brad Boxberger allowed one single, hit a batter, and struck out one. Devin Williams allowed two singles but threw six consecutive strikes to strike out the side in the eighth. Josh Hader struck out two in a 1-2-3 inning in his first save opportunity since July 8th.

The Brewers return home tomorrow for a three game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.