For the 11th straight time, the Milwaukee Brewers were involved in a game decided by two or fewer runs. They won their second straight close outing, knocking off the Braves 3-2 in 13 innings.
Jonathan Villar’s RBI single in the top of the 13th was the game winner at Turner Field. The Brewers are 6-5 during the 11-game stretch and 4-4 in one-run games during that time frame.
The winning rally started when Kirk Nieuwenhuis singled. Aaron Hill followed with a walk and Keon Broxton recorded his first major-league hit with a bloop bunt that evaded the pitcher.
Martin Maldonado grounded into a fielder’s choice with Nieuwenhuis being forced out at home. Villar then followed with a single to left that scored Hill.
Carlos Torres retired the Braves in order in the bottom half of the 13th to get the save and send the Braves to their 19th home loss in 21 home games.
The win gives the Brewers their first road series win of the season.
Junior Guerra got the start but was pulled after five innings. While he wasn’t involved in the decision, the Brewers improved to 5-0 in games that Guerra has started.
Counting Torres in the 13th, the Brewers bullpen combined for seven scoreless innings.
The Brewers will send Wily Peralta to the mound tonight as they play for the sweep.