ATLANTA (AP) -- Mike Minor pitched two-hit ball into the eighth
inning to give Atlanta's rotation a lift and the Braves survived a
ninth-inning scare to beat Shaun Marcum and the Milwaukee Brewers
2-1 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.
Craig Kimbrel pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth,
striking out pinch-hitter George Kottaras and Mat Gamel for his
Minor (1-1) recorded 18 consecutive outs after hitting Corey
Hart with a pitch to open the second inning. The left-hander did
not allow an earned run in 7 1-3 innings, becoming the first Braves
starter this season to get an out after the fifth. He struck out
four and walked one in the longest start of his career.
The Braves have won four straight after losing their first four
games. Milwaukee has lost three straight.