ATLANTA (AP) -The Brewers' antidote for a humbling sweep in Milwaukee by the Cubs: another road win.
pitched seven scoreless innings,
hit third-inning home runs and Milwaukee beat the
9-0 on Friday night to snap a five-game skid.
The Brewers opened a six-game trip with their eighth straight road victory after losing five consecutive games at home, including
four in a row to Chicago.
''When you are beat down and then have the opportunity to come out and come back, it's a good feeling,'' Cameron said.
The road winning streak, which began with seven straight wins after the All-Star break, is one shy of the club-record nine
straight road wins in 1973.
With the Cubs' 3-0 loss to Pittsburgh on Friday, the Brewers moved four games behind Chicago in the division.
The Brewers played like they had recovered, but their words after the win proved they haven't completely moved past being
swept by the Cubs.
''We had a rough series,'' Fielder said, ''so it was good to get this one.''
Suppan (6-7) gave up only five hits with the three walks and one strikeout.
each pitched an inning to complete the Brewers' fifth shutout.
It was Suppan's second dominant effort in three starts against Atlanta this season. He gave up four hits and overcame five
walks in eight scoreless innings in a 1-0 win over the Braves on May 28 in Milwaukee. He allowed four runs in a 4-2 loss in
Atlanta on June 25.
Suppan loaded the bases with three walks in the fourth but escaped the jam when pinch-hitter
hit an easy fly ball to left field.
''It was one of those situations where you miss and miss and miss again and try to get ahead,'' Suppan said, adding catcher
helped restore his focus with a visit to the mound.
Suppan wouldn't share Kendall's message.
''I can't say,'' Suppan said. ''It was one of those pitcher-catcher things.''
It was the only time the suddenly punchless Braves threatened. The Braves, who have lost six of seven, again were without
, who missed his fifth straight game while recovering from a slight concussion but was given medical clearance before the
game for use as a pinch-hitter.
The Braves, who also have
on the disabled list and may be on the verge of losing right-hander
to season-ending shoulder surgery, have been shut out 11 times this season.
''Injuries are just killing them,'' Brewers manager
said of the Braves. ''A great team has been decimated.''
Suppan won in his second start after returning from two weeks on the disabled list with irritation in his right elbow.
''He was sinking and cutting,'' Braves catcher
said of Suppan. ''He was putting balls in spots you couldn't do a whole lot with it. He was just very efficient.''
The Brewers scored six runs in the first three innings to knock left-hander
out of the game. James (2-4), recalled from Triple-A Richmond for the start, gave up six runs on six hits and four walks in
2 2-3 innings.
''It all starts with pitching and we just didn't do it,'' Braves manager
said. ''Chuck had some of the best velocity I've seen him have, but he didn't have control. ... You can throw as hard as you
want, if you can't control it you can't win.''
led off the game with an infield single, moved to second on J.J. Hardy's walk and scored on
's double to center.
's fly ball to right drove in Hardy for a 2-0 lead.
Weeks drove in Kendall with a triple in the second. Fielder hit a homer into the second section of seats in right field with
one out in the third.
''I was lucky,'' Fielder said. ''I ran into it.''
walked, Cameron added a two-run homer for a 6-0 lead.
James was pulled after walking Kendall and Suppan, but reliever
struck out Weeks.
Hall led off the eighth with a double off
and scored on pinch-hitter
's single to left. With the bases loaded, Hardy hit a high bouncer to third that drove in Kendall, and Kapler also scored
's wild throw to first for an error.