News 12 @ 6 Monday May 28
Milwaukee, WI. -- Andruw Jones hit the 350th home run of his
career, Chuck James tied a career high with eight strikeouts and
the Atlanta Braves beat the Brewers 2-to-1 today in Milwaukee.
James (5-4) held the Brewers scoreless until Prince Fielder
smacked his National League-leading 16th home run of the season to
lead off the sixth inning. It was one of five hits James yielded in
Brewers starter Chris Capuano (5-4) started strong and held the
Braves hitless through two outs in the fourth, when the 30-year-old
Jones drove a 1-2 pitch just over the wall in right field for his
eighth home run of the season.
Kelly Johnson singled in Chris Woodward in the fifth.
Bob Wickman pitched a perfect ninth for his eight save in 10
Atlanta and Milwaukee came into today's game with identical
28-22 records and fairly similar profiles. Both teams got off to
hot starts in April, only to fall on hard times in May. Milwaukee
had lost 12 of its past 16 games. Atlanta was swept at home by
Philadelphia over the weekend and had lost 10 of its last 14 games.