Brewers finish 3-game sweep of Braves

4:53 PM, Sep 13, 2012   |    comments
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Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Rickie Weeks hit a three-run home run as the Milwaukee Brewers used a big fifth inning to take an 8-2 win over the Atlanta Braves and sweep a three-game set.

Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run double in the big inning for the Brewers, who have won five of six to move three games back of St. Louis for the final wild card spot in the National League.

Yovani Gallardo (15-8) won his seventh straight decision as he gave up just two runs on four hits with three walks and six strikeouts over seven innings of work.

Paul Maholm (12-10) was torched for eight runs -- six earned -- on nine hits in just 4 1/3 innings. Jason Heyward hit a solo homer run in the loss for the Braves, who came into this set having won five straight.


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