Giles hit his fourth home run of the season in the seventh inning to snap a tie and give the Braves a 3-2 victory over the
The homer off reliever Valerio de los Santos (0-2) handed the Brewers their fourth loss in five games.
Giles, who hit .230 in a part-time role last season, is batting .347 with 12 RBI.
"He was the guy again tonight," Braves manager
said. "You would never think that a guy that size would go deep. He does it all the time. He keeps playing great baseball, period. He's been doing everything."
Trailing, 2-1, the Braves tied the game in the sixth on
's RBI single to right field.
To that point, Atlanta had struggled against Milwaukee starter
, who allowed two runs - one earned - and five hits in 5 2/3 innings. Franklin walked four without a strikeout in his best outing of the season.
(2-0) pitched a perfect top of the seventh got the win.
"It's special," King said. "(I'll) get the newspaper tomorrow and pick up the clippings and put it in the scrap book."
pitched the eighth before turning it over to
, who has not allowed a run in 12 2/3 innings this season, for his ninth save in as many opportunities.
"When you're in a chance to put the game away, I still have not gotten hurried up," Smoltz said. "I'm still real calm about it."
The Brewers got a pair of two-out singles against Smoltz, but
grounded out to second baseman Giles to end the game.
"They have a good bullpen," Brewers shortstop
said. "We battled to the last out."
The Braves have won the last 60 games in which Smoltz has appeared since June 3.
"He's the best closer in the game," said Milwaukee third baseman
, a former Brave. "He throws gas, a nasty slider. I could see him make All-Star hitters look like little leaguers. We have to tip our hat to get two hits off him."
did not pitch as well as Smoltz but managed to keep the Brewers in check. In 5 1/3 innings, he allowed three hits and two runs, one of which was earned. Ramirez struck out four and walked four.