Julio Franco also homered for Atlanta, which avoided losing
three straight games since dropping the season-opening series to
Maddux (11-8) allowed six hits in six innings, and struck out
five and walked one before turning over a 10-0 lead to Jason
Marquis in the bottom of the seventh. Maddux is unbeaten in his
last seven starts and has held opponents to 14 earned runs in 46
innings in those starts.
Maddux's ERA in that span is 2.74 and he hasn't lost since June
30, when he lost to Florida. It was the second straight start in
which he hasn't given up a run, a stretch of 11 scoreless innings.
Maddux kept Milwaukee scoreless by working out of a bases-loaded
jam in the sixth.
Eric Young singled and Scott Podsednik doubled, but Geoff
Jenkins hit a grounder to third base and Young got caught in a
rundown at the plate. Maddux walked John Vander Wal to load the
bases, but then struck out Richie Sexson and Keith Ginter to end
Milwaukee starter Wayne Franklin (7-9) allowed at least four
earned runs in four of his previous five starts, and the trend
continued as the Braves had seven runs on four homers in the first
Giles hit a solo home run and Jones added a two-run shot as the
Braves took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first.
Giles connected for his second homer, a three-run shot with two
outs in the second, as Atlanta made it 6-0.
Franco's third homer of the season, a solo homer in the third,
gave Maddux a 7-0 cushion.
Franklin allowed seven runs on six hits in three innings, his
shortest outing since lasting four outs against Houston April 19.
He had gone at least six innings in eight of his previous 10
Atlanta made it 10-0 in the sixth when Rafael Furcal scored on a
wild pitch by Burba.
Since the 1991 All-Star break, Maddux is 134-4 when he gets
five or more runs of support. ... Before the game, the Braves
placed RHP Darren Holmes on the 15-day disabled list with a
strained right shoulder and purchased the contract of RHP Will
Cunnane from Triple-A Richmond. ... It was Giles' second multihomer
game this season and third of his career. His first was July 28 at
Montreal. ... For Andruw Jones, it was the 18th multihomer game of
his career and first since Sept. 25, 2002, at Philadelphia when he
hit three. ... A thunderstorm forced Miller Park's retractable roof
to close in the bottom of the third. However, rain still managed to
fall briefly in front of the press box. ... Jenkins left the game
in the seventh with a bruised right knee. He's day-to-day.