Norichika Aoki threw out Braves runner at 3rd base, then added a 2-run double to key a four-run seventh inning, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-1 victory over Atlanta.
The Brewers sent 10 batters to the plate in the seventh inning, doing all of their damage with 2-hits and a sacrifice fly.
The Brewers have now won 16 of 21 games and it puts them 5-games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the second NL wildcard spot.
The Cardinals lost last night 11-3 at San Diego. The Phillies also won last night and they’re tied with the Brewers. Philadelphia has won 13 of their last 17 games.
John Axford worked the ninth for his 28th save, including his last 10.
Marco Estrada (2-6, 3.99 ERA) pitches game two of the series for the Brewers. Tim Hudson (14-5, 3.59 ERA) goes for the Braves.