Walks bite Nelson in duel with Braves rookie

Braves rookie Mike Foltynewicz pitched his best game of the season in the Braves' 2-1 win over Jimmy Nelson and the Brewers on Sunday afternoon, giving Atlanta its third victory in the finale of a four-game series at Turner Field.

Walks bite Nelson in duel with Braves rookie

Braves rookie Mike Foltynewicz pitched his best game of the season in the Braves' 2-1 win over Jimmy Nelson and the Brewers on Sunday afternoon, giving Atlanta its third victory in the finale of a four-game series at Turner Field.

Brewers left to ponder potential double play

With the bases loaded and one out, Atlanta catcher A.J. Pierzynski hit a soft liner toward Brewers second baseman Hector Gomez on a breaking ball from starter Jimmy Nelson. Gomez dove to his right but couldn't hold onto the ball in a play that loomed large Sunday.

Offense stifled with Braun, Aramis resting

Resting two of your most potent bats is always a risk. That's the risk Brewers manager Craig Counsell took when he rested right fielder Ryan Braun and third baseman Aramis Ramirez for Sunday's series finale against the Braves at Turner Field.

Offense stifled with Braun, Aramis resting

Resting two of your most potent bats is always a risk. That's the risk Brewers manager Craig Counsell took when he rested right fielder Ryan Braun and third baseman Aramis Ramirez for Sunday's series finale against the Braves at Turner Field.

Lohse to face Giants in homestand opener

The Brewers kick off a six-game homestand Monday afternoon in a Memorial Day matchup against the Giants. Veteran righty Kyle Lohse gets the ball for the home team in the opener of a three-game series, while a rejuvenated Tim Lincecum goes for the visitors. Both starters are looking to complete a perfect month of May.

Lucroy, Segura close to returning from DL

The Brewers can expect better news on the injury front this week when they return home from a 10-game, three-city road trip. During the coming six-game homestand, they can start counting down the returns of All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy and shortstop Jean Segura.

Brewers (16-28) at Braves (21-21): Game Thread #45

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Today's Lineups

MILWAUKEE BREWERS ATLANTA BRAVES
Luis Sardinas - SS Jace Peterson - 2B
Gerardo Parra - RF Cameron Maybin - CF
Carlos Gomez - CF Freddie Freeman - 1B
Adam Lind - 1B Nick Markakis - RF
Khris Davis - LF Todd Cunningham - LF
Elian Herrera - 3B A.J. Pierzynski - C
Hector Gomez - 2B Andrelton Simmons - SS
Martin Maldonado - C Pedro Ciriaco - 3B
Jimmy Nelson - RHP Mike Foltynewicz - RHP

Brewers 2, Braves 3: Bullpen battle goes to the Braves

After battling to a 2-2 tie through five innings, the game turned into the battle of the bullpens that the Brewers lost in 11.

WP: Luis Avilan (2-0)
LP: Brandon Kintzler (0-1)

HR: None

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Once again, the Brewers started out with a lead. Carlos Gomez began the game with a double, then Ryan Braun drove him in with a RBI single. They would tack on another run in the fourth inning on a Marin Maldonado single. That would be all the Brewers would record for runs in the game.

On the other side, Mike Fiers would hold the Braves scoreless for four innings before allowing two runs on back-to-back doubles in the fifth inning. That would be the last inning for Fiers, as he finished the game allowing seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts.

The game would turn into a battle of the bullpens over the last several innings. The Braves bullpen had four relievers combine to pitch five innings, allowing a total of three hits and two walks. Meanwhile, the Brewers bullpen would do the same for the first five innings they pitched, with Jeremy Jefferss, Will Smith, Jonathan Broxton, and Corey Knebel combining to allow just two hits and two walks in five innings with seven strikeouts. Brandon Kintzler was called on for the bottom of the eleventh inning, and he couldn't match their success. In 2/3 of an inning, he allowed two hits and a walk, which included the game-winning hit to Braves outfielder Jace Peterson.

The Brewers can still salvage a series split with a win on Sunday. Jimmy Nelson will make the start for the Brewers, and Mike Foltynewicz will go for the Braves. First pitch is at 12:35 pm.

Bullpen’s scoreless effort snaps in 11th inning

Shelby Miller bounced back from a rocky first inning and the Braves' bullpen held off the Brewers long enough for Jace Peterson to give Atlanta a walk-off single for a 3-2, 11-inning win Saturday.