ATLANTA (Ticker) --
pitched seven strong innings and the
hit three home runs off All-Star
in a 4-2 triumph over the
Wright (10-3) allowed two runs - one earned - and four hits. He walked five, struck out six and won his eighth straight decision.
"Sure I know about it," Wright said of his winning streak. "But if I thought about it, it would take away from what I have to do. Hopefully, I can keep it going."
struck out two in the eighth and
worked the ninth for his 28th save for the Braves, who improved to 12-0-2 in their last 14 series.
Milwaukee took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by
. Atlanta right fielder J.D. Drew's throw easily beat
to the plate, but catcher
dropped the ball as Overbay touched home.
In the fourth inning, Drew had a one-out double and, two batters later, Estrada atoned for his defensive lapse by slugging the first pitch he saw from Sheets (9-9) into the right field seats to give the Braves a 2-1 lead.
hit a game-tying homer in the top of the sixth, Drew answered in the bottom of the inning with a 445-foot home run to center field.
"That's about as far as you can get them," Drew said of the homer "It's not the distance that matters. I'll take them anyway I can. I was just trying to be nice and easy and let the ball get deep and hit it. It happened to be a fastball, he left it out over the plate a litte bit."
finished 3-for-3, including a solo homer in the seventh for Atlanta, which has won seven of its last eight games.
Sheets, who went the distance for the third time this season, allowed four runs and seven hits. He struck out 13 and has 31 strikeouts against Atlanta this season.
"He's a good pitcher, he's tough to beat," Estrada said. "If you look at our history, when guys get us the second time around this season, we do a lot better. He pretty much embarrassed us and took it to us (in their first meeting). He had a lot of strikeouts tonight, but we scored some runs."
Despite posting double-digit strikeouts for the sixth time this season, Sheets fell to 0-4 since the All-Star break.
"It's not good enough," Sheets said. "Strikeouts are fine, but strikeouts don't overcome mistakes. I made plenty more than three mistakes, but three of them cost me."
With the loss, Milwaukee fell to 3-7 in August and just 8-19 since the All-Star break.
"We've got to start winning series again," Sheets said. "We're trying to get back to the .500 plateau. It's looking like that's our goals, more and more."