ATLANTA, GA (WHBL) - Marco Estrada pitched seven scoreless innings Monday night as the Milwaukee Brewers shut out the Braves in Atlanta, 5-0. Estrada gave up just two hits and three walks. He struck out six on the night after the Braves clinched the National League East crown and sluggers Brian McCann and Freddie Freeman were given the night off. Still, Estrada looked impressive as he extended his personal winning streak to three games. He's now 7-4, as he actively campaigns for a spot in Milwaukee's rotation next year. Jonathan Lucroy hit a two-run homer for the Crew. Carlos Gomez and Aramis Ramirez also went yard, as the Brewers have won two straight after dropping three in a row. It was the 14th shutout of the year for the Brewers - the fourth-highest in the National League. Braves' manager Fredi Gonzalez was ejected in the seventh inning, when he argued that Paul Janish should have been awarded first for being hit by a pitch on his left thigh. Umpire Angel Hernandez ruled that Janish didn't do enough to avoid being hit. Replays confirmed that he leaned into the pitch. Atlanta still has a half-game lead for home-field advantage throughout the N-L playoffs. The Brewers ended an eight-game losing streak at Turner Field, and is now 3-1 against Atlanta this season. The two teams will play again tonight. Right-hander Tyler Thornburg starts against Braves' right-hander Freddy Garcia. Pregame coverage on WHBL begins at 5:35.
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