Gennett’s RBI single in 8th lifts Brewers past Braves, 2-1
ATLANTA — Scooter Gennett’s tiebreaking single in the eighth inning lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-1 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday night, spoiling Brian Snitker’s home debut as the Braves’ interim manager.
With two outs in the eighth, Bud Norris (1-6) walked Jonathan Villar, who stole second base. Gennett then lined a single to right field. Villar scored as Nick Markakis’ throw to the plate from right field was up the third-base line.
Ryan Braun’s eighth homer gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead in the fourth.
Atlanta’s Julio Teheran set a personal high with 12 strikeouts while allowing one run in seven innings.
Jimmy Nelson allowed one run in six innings for Milwaukee.
Snitker, the former Triple-A Gwinnett manager, was promoted after Fredi Gonzalez was fired on May 17.
Michael Blazek (2-1) pitched a scoreless seventh. Jeremy Jeffress recorded the final three outs to earn his 12th save.