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Freeman, Upton homer as Braves beat Brewers 9-3

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  • Milwaukee Brewers' Lyle Overbay pitches in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday against Atlanta Braves in Atlanta. Atlanta won 9-3.

      Milwaukee Brewers' Lyle Overbay pitches in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday against Atlanta Braves in Atlanta. Atlanta won 9-3.
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ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman and Justin Upton homered to help Mike Minor win his second consecutive start, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-3 on Monday night.

Pinch-hitter Ryan Doumit also went deep for Atlanta in a matchup of first-place teams. The Braves, who had lost 12 of 18, never trailed in winning their second straight game.

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Atlanta began the night with the fewest runs in the majors. But the Braves they banged out 15 hits and improved to 18-5 when hitting a home run.

Minor (2-2) gave up two runs and five hits with five strikeouts in 6 2-3 innings.

The Brewers have lost three straight and four of six.

Wily Peralta (4-3) allowed nine hits, a season-high four walks and three runs -- two earned -- with five strikeouts in five innings. The right-hander began the night 1-1 with a 1.29 ERA in three starts this month.

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