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MLB: Atlanta 7, Milwaukee 4

June 23, 2013 at 5:55 PM   |   Comments

MILWAUKEE, June 23 (UPI) -- Brian McCann went 3-for-4 with a grand slam Sunday, powering the Atlanta Braves to a 7-4 victory over Milwaukee.

The Braves put Jordan Schafer (4-for-5), Andrelton Simmons and Freddie Freeman aboard in the first, and with two outs McCann sliced a 2-1 pitch over the fence in left field for grand slam.

Chris Johnson went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and Schafer also went deep for National League East-leading Atlanta, which avoided a three game sweep.

Paul Maholm (8-6) corralled the victory despite yielding four runs on eight hits over five innings.

Four Braves relievers combined to toss three shutout frames and Craig Kimbrel earned his 21st save to secure the win.

Brewers starter Alfredo Figaro (1-2) was pounded for six runs on nine hits over just 3 1/3 innings.

Jonathan Lucroy clouted a two-run homer and Logan Schafer supplied two RBI for Milwaukee.

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