Brewers lose first after All-Star breakWisconsin Sports
- Brewers lose first game after the All-Star break and fall into tie for third
The Milwaukee Brewers lost their first game after the All-Star break, 2-1 at Atlanta last night. Solo home runs accounted for all the scoring.
Corey Hart hit his 22nd blast of the year in the first inning. Martin Prado and Chipper Jones both homered in the third, and the Braves held on to win their fifth game in their last six. Dave Bush took the hard-luck loss, giving up two runs in seven hits in six innings with five strikeouts and a pair of walks. Bush has not allowed more than two earned runs in his last six starts, but his record still dropped to 4-7.
Jair Jurrjens got the win, giving up a run on six hits with a pair of walks and three “K’s.” Jurrjens is now 2-3. Billy Wagner threw a perfect ninth inning for his 21st save. Menasha native Eric Hinske doubled in three trips for Atlanta. Hart singled in addition to his homer, as the Brewers were out-hit 8-7. Milwaukee fell into a third-place tie with the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central, both nine games out.
Atlanta expanded its lead to five games in the NL East. The two teams play again tonight at Turner Field. Left-hander Randy Wolf faces Braves’ right-hander Tommy Hanson.