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Braves drop opener
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Brewers 3, Braves 2
Tim Hudson's quality start wasn't enough on Tuesday night at Miller Park. (Morry Gash/AP)
Despite solid pitching from Tim Hudson, who scattered 11 hits over eight innings while allowing two runs, the Braves fell on Tuesday night. Kelly Johnson and Gregor Blanco each hit a solo home run off Brewers starter Dave Bush.
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Series at a glance:
ATL
Atlanta (28-24)
Lost 1
Milwaukee 3, Atlanta 2   MIL
Milwaukee (25-27)
Won 2
May 27, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 7 0
Milwaukee
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1   3 12 0
Standings thru 5/27/08  |  Recap: ATL | MIL  |  Gameday  |  Braves stats  |  Brewers stats
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Escobar, SS4000001.303
Johnson, 2B4111011.296
Jones, C, 3B4020010.418
Teixeira, 1B4010002.267
McCann, C3000101.328
Francoeur, RF3000012.259
Diaz, LF3010000.250
  Infante, CF0000000.279
Blanco, CF-LF3111000.300
Hudson, P3010010.091
  Bennett, P0000000.167
Totals31272147 

BATTING
2B: Jones, C (11, Bush), Hudson (1, Bush).
HR: Johnson (6, 1st inning off Bush, 0 on, 1 out), Blanco (1, 2nd inning off Bush, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Johnson 4; Jones, C 3; Teixeira; Diaz; Blanco 4; Hudson 2.
RBI: Johnson (23), Blanco (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Francoeur; Johnson.
GIDP: McCann; Teixeira.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Diaz (2, 2nd base by Bush/Kendall).

FIELDING
DP: (Johnson-Escobar-Teixeira).

 
MilwaukeeABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Weeks, 2B4000011.202
Cameron, CF4011020.248
Braun, LF4030000.290
Fielder, 1B4120003.278
Hart, C, RF4010003.301
Branyan, 3B3110110.273
  Torres, P0000000.000
Hardy, SS4032000.256
Kendall, C4000005.269
Bush, P2000011.176
  a-Counsell, PH1000011.222
  Tavarez, P0000000.000
  Hall, 3B1110000.225
Totals3531231614 

a-Struck out for Bush in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Branyan (2, Hudson), Hart, C (11, Hudson).
TB: Cameron; Braun 3; Fielder 2; Hart, C 2; Branyan 2; Hardy 3; Hall.
RBI: Hardy 2 (15), Cameron (18).
2-out RBI: Hardy.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hart, C 2; Bush; Weeks; Kendall 2.
S: Weeks.
SF: Cameron.
GIDP: Fielder.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Hall (3, 3rd base off Bennett/McCann).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Branyan-Weeks-Fielder, Torres-Hardy-Fielder).

 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hudson 8.011221602.90
Bennett (L, 0-3)0.21110003.73
 
MilwaukeeIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bush 7.06221326.04
Tavarez 1.00000105.93
Torres (W, 4-1)1.01000002.81

WP: Hudson.
IBB: Branyan (by Hudson), McCann (by Bush).
Pitches-strikes: Hudson 122-84, Bennett 10-7, Bush 92-57, Tavarez 8-6, Torres 7-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hudson 13-5, Bennett 1-1, Bush 7-10, Tavarez 1-1, Torres 3-0.
Batters faced: Hudson 35, Bennett 3, Bush 26, Tavarez 3, Torres 3.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Rick Reed.
Weather: 65 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
T: 2:26.
Att: 28,872.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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