Brewers win for 17th time in last 22 games, blank Braves 5-0

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Marco Estrada pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Rickie Weeks and Aramis Ramirez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 Tuesday night.

The Brewers won their eighth in a row at Miller Park and reached the .500 mark for the first time since April 24. Milwaukee has surged back into the NL wild-card race by winning 17 of 22 overall, and beat the wild card-leading Braves for the second straight day.

Estrada (3-6) was dominant from the start, allowing only two singles to Andrelton Simmons in the first five innings.

Estrada allowed four hits in 6 2-3 innings and struck out six.

AP-WF-09-12-12 0309GMT


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