MONTREAL (Ticker) --
tossed seven solid innings and was backed by three solo home runs as the
posted a 3-1 victory over the
before another intimate gathering at Olympic Stadium.
Ohka (2-5) allowed an unearned run and six hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
"My fastball was working good tonight," he said. "I was happy with this. I'm very happy the team finally won."
The Braves, who missed a chance to reach .500, got their only run in the third when
tripled and scored on first baseman
's fielding error.
"Ohka was good today," Expos catcher
said. "He was aggressive, keeping the ball down, which was a good thing."
"He wasn't as sharp early in the game," Expos manager
said of Ohka. "But when he gets past the third or fourth inning, he seems to get better and he certainly did."
For a while, it appeared one run would be anough as Atlanta starter
(2-4) took a shutout into the sixth after getting hit on the right shin by a line drive off the bat of
in the first inning.
"It was fine," Ramirez said of his leg.
homered in the sixth to put the Expos ahead before
knocked out Ramirez with another shot in the seventh.
The three homers matched a season high for the Expos, who snapped a five-game losing streak.
"He (Ohka) pitched a great ballgame, but Ramirez did, too," Braves manager
said. "He just made three mistakes and every one of them got popped."
each tossed scoreless innings for the Expos. Biddle worked around a leadoff double to
for his 10th save.
Atlanta's best threat after the third came when it put two runners on in the sixth with one out but Ohka struck out Green looking and got Ramirez on a popup to shortstop.
The contest drew just 4,235 - Montreal's second straight game under 5,000 fans.