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Playoff hopes fading
Braves 7, Brewers 4
Chris Capuano threw 88 pitches over five innings, including 56 for strikes. (Gregory Smith/AP)
The Brewers suffered a damaging loss on Sunday, as the bullpen allowed six unanswered runs in the second straight loss in Atlanta. Ryan Braun led the offense with a homer and three RBIs, while Claudio Vargas allowed four runs in relief and took the defeat.
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Series at a glance:
MIL
Milwaukee (79-76)
Lost 2
Atlanta 7, Milwaukee 4   ATL
Atlanta (82-74)
Won 2
September 23, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Milwaukee
0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0   4 7 0
Atlanta
0 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 X   7 14 1
Standings thru 9/23/07  |  Recap: MIL|ATL  |  Gameday  |  Brewers Stats  |  Braves Stats
MilwaukeeABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Weeks, 2B3110111.231
Hardy, SS3220100.278
Braun, 3B4123012.321
Fielder, 1B3000111.286
Hart, RF4001013.297
Mench, LF2000000.270
  b-Gross, PH1000012.234
  Vargas, P0000000.132
  King, P0000000.000
  Spurling, P0000000.000
  c-Dillon, PH1010000.364
Estrada, C1000000.278
  Rivera, C3000011.375
Hall, CF4010011.256
Capuano, P1000010.225
  a-Gwynn, PH1000000.263
  Jenkins, LF2000022.259
Totals3347431013 

a-Bunted out for Capuano in the 6th. b-Struck out for Mench in the 6th. c-Singled for Spurling in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Weeks (20, Reyes).
HR: Braun (32, 4th inning off Reyes, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Weeks 2; Hardy 2; Braun 5; Dillon; Hall.
RBI: Braun 3 (88), Hart (75).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gross; Jenkins.
GIDP: Braun.
Team LOB: 5.

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Escobar, 2B4120001.330
Renteria, SS5110035.332
Jones, C, 3B3110204.341
Teixeira, 1B5122013.308
Francoeur, RF4110103.290
Jones, A, CF5221013.220
Diaz, LF4031000.338
Miller, C3011001.261
  b-Thorman, PH0000000.221
  c-Prado, PH1011000.302
  Dotel, P0000000.000
  Soriano, P0000000.000
Reyes, P0000000.200
  Ring, P0000000.000
  Moylan, P0000000.000
  a-Orr, PH1000000.194
  Acosta, P0000000.000
  d-McCann, PH-C1000002.273
Totals3671463522 

a-Flied out for Moylan in the 6th. b-Batted for Miller in the 7th. c-Singled for Thorman in the 7th. d-Grounded out for Acosta in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Renteria (30, Vargas), Escobar (20, Spurling), Teixeira (32, Spurling).
TB: Escobar 3; Renteria 2; Jones, C; Teixeira 3; Francoeur; Jones, A 2; Diaz 3; Miller; Prado.
RBI: Miller (4), Jones, A (93), Diaz (44), Prado (2), Teixeira 2 (98).
2-out RBI: Jones, A; Diaz; Prado.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Francoeur; Jones, C 2; Escobar; Jones, A 2; McCann.
S: Reyes 2.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Escobar (5, 3rd base off Spurling/Rivera).

FIELDING
E: Renteria (11, throw).
DP: (Renteria-Escobar-Teixeira).

 
MilwaukeeIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Capuano 5.07111505.09
Vargas (BS, 1)(L, 11-5)1.24441005.10
King 0.01000004.74
Spurling 1.12221004.79
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Reyes 5.14432216.75
Ring 0.00001002.89
Moylan 0.20000101.85
Acosta (W, 1-1)1.01000102.29
Dotel (H, 1)1.01000304.40
Soriano (S, 9)1.01000303.04

King pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Ring pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

WP: Vargas.
IBB: Jones, C (by Spurling).
HBP: Escobar (by Capuano).
Pitches-strikes: Capuano 88-56, Vargas 51-29, King 7-5, Spurling 22-14, Reyes 78-48, Ring 6-2, Moylan 7-5, Acosta 15-10, Dotel 15-13, Soriano 22-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Capuano 4-6, Vargas 2-3, King 0-0, Spurling 2-2, Reyes 8-5, Ring 0-0, Moylan 1-0, Acosta 1-1, Dotel 0-0, Soriano 0-0.
Batters faced: Capuano 24, Vargas 10, King 1, Spurling 7, Reyes 21, Ring 1, Moylan 2, Acosta 4, Dotel 4, Soriano 4.
Inherited runners-scored: King 2-1, Spurling 2-0, Ring 2-0, Moylan 3-1.
EjectionsMilwaukee Brewers Manager Ned Yost ejected by 2B umpire Chris Guccione. (7th).
Umpires: HP: Ed Montague. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 80 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:34.
Att: 44,088.

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