Bush, Brewers hold off Braves

ATLANTA (AP) - Dave Bush scattered four hits over seven innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers held on in the ninth to beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 Tuesday night.

The Brewers had to survive a ninth-inning scare when closer Solomon Torres almost blew a 4-1 lead and left the tying run on third base.

Mark Teixeira, who had three homers Sunday against Seattle, hit a two-run homer off Torres in the ninth. Brian McCann followed with a single, pinch-runner Jair Jurrjens took second on Omar Infante's sacrifice bunt and moved to third on Jeff Francoeur's groundout.

Torres issued an intentional walk to Brandon Jones before Corky Miller hit a soft liner to shortstop J.J. Hardy to end the game.

Bush retired the Braves' first nine batters before Gregor Blanco reached on a fielding error by first baseman Prince Fielder in the fourth.

Blanco moved to second on Yunel Escobar's single off Bush's foot, but Kelly Johnson then lined out to Fielder, who doubled Escobar off first base. Escobar protested and was thrown out of the game by first-base umpire Eric Cooper.

Escobar bobbled Rickie Weeks' leadoff grounder for the first of three errors in the first inning.

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