Johnson Powers Braves Past Brewers 4-2

ATLANTA (AP) - Kelly Johnson drove in three runs and the banged-up Atlanta Braves rallied to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 and avoid getting swept in the three-game series.

Braves starter Jorge Campillo gave up two runs and four hits in seven innings and walked none.

Blaine Boyer pitched around Rickie Weeks' two-out triple in the eighth, and Mike Gonzalez finished for his second save in two chances since coming off the disabled list last week.

Ryan Braun singled leading off against Gonzalez, but Prince Fielder grounded into a forceout, and Corey Hart and Bill Hall struck out.

Run-scoring doubles by Mike Rivera and Rickie Weeks put Milwaukee ahead in the third. Atlanta, which scored two runs in the first two games of the series, tied it in the bottom half on Johnson's two-run double.

Gregor Blanco's RBI single put Atlanta ahead in the fifth, and Johnson followed with an RBI single.

Braves shortstop Yunel Escobar missed the game after jamming his left shoulder during Tuesday night's 4-3 loss. His replacement, Omar Infante, left in the second inning after straining his right hamstring while running out a double. Rookie Brent Lillibridge came in for Infante.

Ruben Gotay started at third base for Chipper Jones, who missed his fifth straight start because of a strained right quadriceps.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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