Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 8/6)

Game 1: Tuesday, August 5
Game 2: Wednesday, August 6
Game 3: Thursday, August 7

Braves 10

(74-39, 34-22 away)

Brewers 2

(45-68, 20-36 home)

    8:05 PM ET, August 6, 2003

    Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

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    ATL 331021000 10 12 0
    MIL 000000020 2 12 0

    W: G. Maddux (11-8)

    L: W. Franklin (7-9)

    Andruw Jones, Giles hit two homers each in win

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Greg Maddux won his fifth straight game, and Marcus Giles and Andruw Jones each hit a pair of home runs as the Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-2 on Wednesday night.

    Julio Franco also homered for Atlanta, which avoided losing three straight games since dropping the season-opening series to Montreal.

    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.

    Milwaukee reliever Brooks Kieschnick hit a two-run homer off Jung Bong in the bottom of the eighth. Royce Clayton was 4-for-4 with four singles for the Brewers.

    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 the inning.

    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 three innings.

    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 starts.

    Dave Burba relieved Franklin to start the fourth and retired the next four batters before Chipper Jones singled and Andruw Jones hit his second homer of the game for a 9-0 lead.

    Atlanta made it 10-0 in the sixth when Rafael Furcal scored on a wild pitch by Burba.

    Game notes

    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.

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