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Milwaukee 5, Atlanta 4

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Atlanta's Tim Hudson goes to the mound today as the Braves and Brewers meet in the rubber match of a three-game series in Milwaukee.

Ben Sheets brushed off a poor first inning, and Prince Fielder hit his National League-leading 17th homer to help the Brewers past the Braves 5-to-4 last night.

Kelly Johnson led off with a single and Willie Harris hit his first homer of the season into the right field bar. Edgar Renteria doubled to snap a skid of eight straight at bats without a hit and was driven in on a single by Andruw Jones to give Atlanta a 3-nothing lead on Sheets.

Corey Hart's R-B-I single in the second snapped John Smoltz's scoreless innings streak at 15 and a third innings. In the third, Fielder added a towering two-run homer to tie it up.

J.J. Hardy singled in the go-ahead run for his 44th R-B-I off reliever Peter Moylan (1-1). Hardy scored himself from third later in the inning when prized prospect Ryan Braun stole second and catcher Brian McCann's throw sailed into the outfield to make it 5-to-3.

The Braves got one back in the seventh off Scott Thorman's sacrifice fly.


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