After an 0 for 11 start, Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder had 3-hits and 3-rbi’s to help the Brewers win their second straight, 5-4 over the Atlanta Braves at Miller Park on Wednesday night.
Marco Estrada, called up from triple-A Nashville earlier in the day, had some ups and downs, but pitched well enough to secure his first big league victory.
Estrada fell behind 1-0 in the first, but the Brewers bounced right back with 2-runs of their own in the bottom half to take a lead they would never surrender. Estrada served up Jason Heyward’s 3-run homer in the sixth, but the Braves would not add to their total from that point forward.
Mark Kotsay had two hits off of the Brewers bench and shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt had two hits and a rbi.
Closer John Axford, after blowing a save in an opening day loss to the Reds, came on to work the 9th inning and earn his first save of the season. Axford said he learned from last year to have a short-term memory.
The Brewers have now won two straight after losing their first four. They’ll close out the series against the Braves today (12:40pm).