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Weeks, Suppan Power Brewers

The Tampa Tribune
Published:   |   Updated: June 1, 2013 at 04:42 PM

MILWAUKEE - Rickie Weeks delivered a run-scoring triple in the eighth inning to make a winner of Jeff Suppan, who baffled the Atlanta Braves for eight innings in the Milwaukee Brewers' 1-0 victory Wednesday night.

Braves starter Jo-Jo Reyes had given up just two hits and retired 14 batters in a row before walking J.J. Hardy on four pitches leading off the eighth.

Blaine Boyer replaced Reyes, and Jason Kendall's sacrifice bunt gave the Brewers their first runner in scoring position. After pinch-hitter Joe Dillon struck out, Weeks hit his second triple of the season down the left-field line.

Salomon Torres pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save in six opportunities, completing the four-hitter and giving the Brewers their fourth win in five games. Milwaukee will try to finish off a three-game sweep of the Braves today.

Suppan (3-4) allowed all four hits in a season-high eight innings. He also had a season-high seven strikeouts and managed to pitch around five walks to beat Atlanta for the first time in his career.

It was Ned Yost's 400th career victory as manager of the Brewers.

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