By The Sports Xchange
MILWAUKEE — Tyrell Jenkins allowed just one run over six solid innings and Nick Markakis and Adonis Garcia hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the seventh inning to lead the Atlanta Braves over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1.
Jenkins scattered three hits and a walk while striking out three.
The only blemish on Jenkins’ line was a solo home run by Ryan Braun to lead off the fourth. It was only the third earned run allowed by Jenkins over his last three starts, spanning 18 innings.
Jenkins (2-2), though, was in danger of taking a second straight no-decision as Atlanta’s offense struggled to accomplish anything against Wily Peralta, who was pitching in the majors for the first time since June 12.
Peralta (4-8) put up zeroes for his first six innings of work, but after taking the mound in the seventh for the first time this season, he allowed a leadoff walk to Freddie Freeman and a base hit to Matt Kemp.
Markakis followed and tied the game with a base hit to center, scoring Freeman and ending Peralta’s day. Michael Blazek came on and allowed a single to Garcia, putting the Braves up, 2-1, but escaped the inning without further damage.
Two walks and an error gave the Braves three baserunners over the first three innings but they didn’t get hit off Wily Peralta until Erick Aybar led off the fourth with a single, extending his hitting streak to 14 games.
Aybar got caught in a rundown while trying to steal second, and Ryan Braun put Milwaukee on the board in the bottom of the fourth with a leadoff home run. The blast was Braun’s 19th of season.
NOTES: INF Hernan Perez started at second base and batted in the cleanup spot for Milwaukee on Tuesday, marking his fourth time in the No. 4 slot in the lineup this season. Perez is batting .346 (28-for-81) with five doubles, four home runs and 17 RBIs in 21 games since the All-Star break. … Brewers OF Domingo Santana was in the starting lineup Tuesday for Class A Wisconsin as he continued a minor league rehab assignment. Santana has been sidelined since June 8 with a sore right elbow. … Braves RF Nick Markakis is batting .358 (29-for-81) since the All-Star break with eight extra-base hits, 13 RBIs and a .432 on-base percentage. Entering play Tuesday, Markakis was 7-for-13 at the plate over his last three games. … Atlanta brought a three-game winning streak into the contest Tuesday and had won five of its last six and nine of 13 contests — including back-to-back series.