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Gennett's RBI single in 8th lifts Brewers past Braves, 2-1
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Milwaukee Brewers' Jonathan Villar (5) scores in front of Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers (25) to score the game's winning run on a Scooter Gennett base hit in the eighth inning, Tuesday, in Atlanta. - photo by Associated Press

ATLANTA — Scooter Gennett's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-1 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday night, spoiling Brian Snitker's home debut as the Braves' interim manager.

With two outs in the eighth, Bud Norris (1-6) walked Jonathan Villar, who stole second base. Gennett then lined a single to right field. Villar scored as Nick Markakis' throw to the plate from right field was up the third-base line.

Ryan Braun's eighth homer gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead in the fourth.

Atlanta's Julio Teheran set a personal high with 12 strikeouts while allowing one run in seven innings.

Jimmy Nelson allowed one run in six innings for Milwaukee.

Snitker, the former Triple-A Gwinnett manager, was promoted after Fredi Gonzalez was fired on May 17.

Michael Blazek (2-1) pitched a scoreless seventh. Jeremy Jeffress recorded the final three outs to earn his 12th save.

Mallex Smith tied the score by driving in Erick Aybar from second base with a fifth-inning triple to the right-field corner.

Teheran continued his recent string of strong starts by allowing one run and three hits with no walks in seven innings.

The Braves loaded the bases with no outs in the second but could not score. Aybar lined into a double play before Teheran's groundout to second base ended the inning.

Blazek walked Smith in the seventh. Smith was called safe stealing second before a review showed he popped off the bag while the tag was being applied by Gennett, ending the inning.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell asked for another review in the eighth after Ramon Flores was picked off first base. This time the call stood.