Gamel's 10th-inning homer lifts Brewers over Braves, 3-2

ATLANTA (AP) The longest start of Brandon Woodruff's career felt like a win to him, even though he wasn't involved in the decision.

Woodruff allowed only two runs in eight innings and Ben Gamel homered leading off the 10th to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Sunday.

All five runs in the game came on homers.

Woodruff gave up five hits in a sturdy outing. His streak of wins in four straight starts ended, but he was happy to give Milwaukee's bullpen a break by showing he could last eight innings.

''I've been able to get some strikeouts, but my whole goal this year has been to just get deep into the game,'' Woodruff said.

The right-hander threw 93 pitches and had six strikeouts with no walks.

''He's been really good the last four times out and today he even took it to another level,'' said Brewers manager Craig Counsell, who was ejected in the fifth. ''It was really good. It was a great performance.''

Gamel's drive off Wes Parsons (1-2) reached the fountain area behind the center field wall and helped the Brewers end Atlanta's four-game winning streak.

Gamel said he was looking for the first pitch he could drive.

Christian Yelich and Keston Hiura also connected for Milwaukee, which avoided a three-game sweep in a matchup of 2018 NL division winners. Hiura's fifth-inning shot was the first of his career.

Ronald Acuna Jr. and Freddie Freeman went deep for Atlanta.

Freeman has homered in four consecutive games for the first time in his career. His 11th homer was the 200th of his career and tied the game in the seventh.

''It's special,'' Freeman said. ''It was nice to do it in front of the home fans, and to get a nice ovation was special.''

Josh Hader (1-3) pitched two perfect innings.

Mike Foltynewicz, who entered with an 8.02 ERA in four starts, allowed only three hits in six innings for Atlanta.

Acuna led off the game with his ninth home run to the second section of the left field seats. Woodruff didn't allow another baserunner to reach second until Freeman's shot in the seventh tied the game at 2.

Freeman hit a game-ending homer off Hader in the 10th inning of a 4-3 win Saturday night. In a ninth-inning rematch Sunday, Freeman flied out to left field.

The Brewers wasted a scoring chance in the ninth.

With one out, Yasmani Grandal singled off Jacob Webb and moved to third when Eric Thames' grounder skipped into center field. Grandal held at third base on Hiura's fly ball to shallow center field. Webb's pitch to Gamel bounced off the brick backstop to catcher Tyler Flowers, who threw out Grandal at third base.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: 3B Travis Shaw (right wrist strain) is expected to begin a rehab assignment after taking swings with no problem before the game. He was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday and is hitting only .163 with four homers through 40 games.

Braves: Foltynewicz was removed after feeling dizzy following his sixth-inning at-bat, a strikeout. He said he didn't eat before the game. He threw 67 pitches, 44 for strikes.

COUNSELL TOSSED

Counsell was ejected by plate umpire Brian O'Nora. The manager came onto the field to argue after umpires huddled and ruled Orlando Arcia's grounder did not hit his foot and was a fair ball. The ball bounced to rookie third baseman Austin Riley, who threw to first for the out. Arcia limped in pain in the batter's box and didn't try to run to first base.

The play couldn't be challenged, but TV replays indicated the ball hit the ground and Arcia's foot.

Counsell argued with O'Nora and third base umpire Jeff Kellogg, the crew chief.

''You guys know, they missed it,'' Counsell said after the game. ''There was just so much indecision, it was frustrating. There was just an incredible amount of indecision for four sets of eyes on the play.''

RILEY STOPPED

Riley, making his first start at third base, had three strikeouts and was held without a hit to end a four-game hitting streak to start his career. He had eight hits, including two homers, in his first four games.

UP NEXT

Brewers: Open a two-game home series against Cincinnati on Tuesday night when LHP Gio Gonzalez (2-0, 1.69 ERA) is the scheduled starter.

Braves: RHP Mike Soroka (4-1, 0.98 ERA) will look to continue his strong start when the Braves begin a four-game series at San Francisco on Monday night.

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  • W: J. Hader (1-3)L: W. Parsons (1-2)
  • HR: MIL - C. Yelich (19), B. Gamel (2), K. Hiura (1), ATL - F. Freeman (11), R. Acuna (9)
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    • a-struck out for Flowers in the 10th
    • b-flied out for Toussaint in the 8th
    BATTING
    • HR - C. Yelich (19), K. Hiura, B. Gamel (2)
    • RBI - C. Yelich (41), K. Hiura, B. Gamel (11)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Thames, O. Arcia 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • HR - R. Acuna (9), F. Freeman (11)
    • RBI - R. Acuna (29), F. Freeman (29)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Acuna, A. Riley
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - E. Thames
    • CS - O. Arcia (3)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Hiura-Arcia-Thames)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Woodruff8.05220623.511.2223.0
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    B. Woodruff8.0
    J. Hader (W, 1-3)2.0
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    M. Foltynewicz6.03220326.911.3517.5
    J. Blevins0.22000109.001.75-1.5
    T. Toussaint1.10000205.521.504.0
    J. Webb1.02000002.081.081.0
    W. Parsons (L, 1-2)1.02110013.771.53-5.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 93-65, J. Hader 24-16
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 9-8
    • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 28, J. Hader 6
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 67-44, J. Blevins 17-11, T. Toussaint 16-10, J. Webb 24-17, W. Parsons 11-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 8-7, T. Toussaint 1-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 21, J. Blevins 4, T. Toussaint 4, J. Webb 4, W. Parsons 4
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    C. Yelich RF41111010.325.440.7321.1725.5
    M. Moustakas 3B40000010.256.324.524.848-0.5
    Y. Grandal C40200000.265.358.463.8212.0
    E. Thames 1B40100021.239.388.446.8342.0
    K. Hiura 2B41211012.250.333.375.7086.5
    J. Hader P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    B. Gamel LF41211000.283.364.396.7607.0
    O. Arcia SS40100002.255.322.373.6950.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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      D. Swanson SS40100000.244.305.446.7521.0
      F. Freeman 1B41211001.318.408.581.9897.0
      N. Markakis RF40000011.293.388.445.833-0.5
      A. Riley 3B40000031.421.421.7891.211-1.5
      J. Camargo LF40000010.232.284.358.642-0.5
      T. Flowers C30000010.282.344.471.815-0.5
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      • a-struck out for Flowers in the 10th
      • b-flied out for Toussaint in the 8th
      BATTING
      • HR - C. Yelich (19), K. Hiura, B. Gamel (2)
      • RBI - C. Yelich (41), K. Hiura, B. Gamel (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Thames, O. Arcia 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • HR - R. Acuna (9), F. Freeman (11)
      • RBI - R. Acuna (29), F. Freeman (29)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Acuna, A. Riley
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - E. Thames
      • CS - O. Arcia (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Hiura-Arcia-Thames)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Woodruff8.05220623.511.2223.0
      J. Hader (W, 1-3)2.00000302.700.6914.5
      Total10.0522092---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Woodruff8.0
      J. Hader (W, 1-3)2.0
      Total10.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Foltynewicz6.03220326.911.3517.5
      J. Blevins0.22000109.001.75-1.5
      T. Toussaint1.10000205.521.504.0
      J. Webb1.02000002.081.081.0
      W. Parsons (L, 1-2)1.02110013.771.53-5.0
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      PITCHERSIP
      M. Foltynewicz6.0
      J. Blevins0.2
      T. Toussaint1.1
      J. Webb1.0
      W. Parsons (L, 1-2)1.0
      Total10.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Woodruff 93-65, J. Hader 24-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Woodruff 9-8
      • Batters Faced - B. Woodruff 28, J. Hader 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 67-44, J. Blevins 17-11, T. Toussaint 16-10, J. Webb 24-17, W. Parsons 11-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 8-7, T. Toussaint 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 21, J. Blevins 4, T. Toussaint 4, J. Webb 4, W. Parsons 4
      • 10TH INNING
        Gamel homered to center32
      • 7TH INNING
        Freeman homered to center22
      • 5TH INNING
        Hiura homered to left21
      • 1ST INNING
        Acuna homered to left11
        Yelich homered to center10
      • 10TH INNING
        • Wes Parsons relieved Jacob Webb
        • B. Gamel: Gamel homered to center
        • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Arcia singled to right center
        • H. Perez: Strike swinging, Arcia caught stealing second, catcher to second, Perez popped out to first
        • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Cain lined out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 10th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Hader Pitching:
        • A. Riley: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Riley struck out swinging
        • J. Camargo: Ball, Ball, Camargo flied out to left
        • Josh Donaldson hit for Tyler Flowers
        • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
        • End of the 10th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 9TH INNING
        • Jacob Webb pitching
        • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moustakas popped out to shortstop
        • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Grandal singled to right center
        • E. Thames: Strike looking, Ball, Thames singled to center, Grandal to third
        • K. Hiura: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hiura flied out to center
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Grandal out at third, Grandal caught stealing home, catcher to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Josh Hader pitching
        • Hernan Perez at second base
        • D. Swanson: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Swanson lined out to center
        • F. Freeman: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Freeman flied out to left
        • N. Markakis: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Markakis struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • T. Toussaint Pitching:
        • B. Woodruff: Strike looking, Foul, Woodruff flied out to center
        • L. Cain: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Cain struck out on foul tip
        • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Woodruff Pitching:
        • T. Flowers: Foul, Flowers grounded out to shortstop
        • O. Albies: Ball, Albies singled to right
        • Matt Joyce hit for Touki Toussaint
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Joyce flied out to center
        • R. Acuna: Ball, Foul, Ball, Acuna grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Jerry Blevins relieved Mike Foltynewicz
        • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Grandal lined out to second
        • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
        • K. Hiura: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hiura singled to left
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Foul, Gamel singled to center, Hiura to second
        • Touki Toussaint relieved Jerry Blevins
        • O. Arcia: Ball, Arcia reached on fielder's choice to third, Gamel out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Woodruff Pitching:
        • F. Freeman: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Freeman homered to center
        • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Markakis popped out to second
        • A. Riley: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Riley struck out swinging
        • J. Camargo: Foul, Camargo popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Cain grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Yelich: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Yelich grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Moustakas: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Woodruff Pitching:
        • M. Foltynewicz: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foltynewicz struck out swinging
        • R. Acuna: Ball, Ball, Acuna lined out to second
        • D. Swanson: Foul, Ball, Swanson flied out to deep center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
        • K. Hiura: Hiura homered to left
        • B. Gamel: Gamel grounded out to first
        • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Arcia grounded out to third
        • B. Woodruff: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Woodruff lined out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Woodruff Pitching:
        • J. Camargo: Camargo grounded out to first
        • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Flowers grounded out to third
        • O. Albies: Albies grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
        • C. Yelich: Ball, Yelich grounded out to first
        • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moustakas grounded out to pitcher
        • Y. Grandal: Grandal singled to center
        • E. Thames: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Thames grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Woodruff Pitching:
        • D. Swanson: Ball, Swanson flied out to right
        • F. Freeman: Strike (foul tip), Freeman singled to left
        • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Markakis popped out to shortstop
        • A. Riley: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Riley struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
        • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Arcia fouled out to third
        • B. Woodruff: Ball, Woodruff lined out to center
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Cain lined out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Woodruff Pitching:
        • O. Albies: Albies flied out to left
        • M. Foltynewicz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foltynewicz struck out looking
        • R. Acuna: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Acuna grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
        • E. Thames: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
        • K. Hiura: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hiura struck out swinging
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Ball, Foul, Gamel flied out to right
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Woodruff Pitching:
        • A. Riley: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Riley grounded out to first
        • J. Camargo: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Camargo struck out swinging
        • T. Flowers: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Flowers struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Cain lined out to left
        • C. Yelich: Yelich homered to center
        • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Moustakas flied out to right
        • Y. Grandal: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Grandal grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Woodruff Pitching:
        • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Acuna homered to left
        • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Swanson singled to center
        • F. Freeman: Ball, Freeman grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Swanson out at second
        • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Foul, Markakis grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)