Atl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mil 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Date of game: 3/31/2014

Recap: Milwaukee vs. Atlanta

Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Aramis Ramirez's two-run double in the fourth inning proved to be the deciding factor as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Atlanta Braves, 2-0, on Opening Day for both teams.

Julio Teheran (0-1) walked Jean Segura to start off the bottom of the fourth and Ryan Braun's line-drive single to left provided the Brewers with men at first and third and no outs. Braun then stole second before Ramirez's liner down the left-field line brought both runners around to make it a 2-0 game.

Jonathan Lucroy, Scooter Gennett and Ramirez all went 2-for-3 for the Brewers. Yovani Gallardo (1-0) surrendered four hits and two walks with four strikeouts across six scoreless innings, while Francisco Rodriguez struck out two batters in the final frame to earn the save.

Rodriguez returned to the Brewers on a one-year deal after he was traded to Baltimore last July.

"With Yovani, I keep saying that the guy knows how to win," said Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke. "Any time you get a pitcher out there who understands the game and understands what he needs to win ball games. It's not always ERA. It's how you pitch when you need to win ball games and he knows how to do it."

Andrelton Simmons, who was locked up with a seven-year deal in the offseason after winning a gold glove at shortstop last season, had two of the Braves' five hits in the loss. Teheran conceded both runs on seven hits with one walk and two strikeouts in six innings of work.

"For his first Opening Day, I thought he did a terrific job," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said of Teheran.

Teheran and the Braves agreed to a six-year contract with an option for the 2020 season on Feb. 14.

The first overturned play under the new replay challenge system occurred in the bottom of the sixth. Braun was initially called safe on a single after he grounded over to third. Chris Johnson's throw from third to first appeared to beat Braun, but first base umpire Greg Gibson deemed the runner safe.

Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez quickly came out of the dugout to challenge the call. The replay showed that the throw beat Braun's foot to the bag and the replay headquarters in New York overturned the call on the field.

Braun was greeted with a prolonged standing ovation from the home crowd in his first at-bat since his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal gave him a 65- game suspension to end last season. He flied out to left to end the first inning.

The Brewers had a chance to add to their lead in the fifth. Gennett led off the frame with a single out to left and Gallardo's sac bunt moved him over to second. After Carlos Gomez grounded out, Jean Segura lifted a ball out to right that Jason Heyward grabbed at the warning track to end the inning.

Johnson sent a line drive to the left-field wall for a double with one out in the sixth. Justin Upton's groundout moved him over to third, but Dan Uggla popped out to center to strand a runner in scoring position.

After Will Smith retired the Braves' top of the lineup in order during the eighth, Rodriguez entered the game in the ninth and struck out Johnson to start the frame. Upton then singled to left field and Uggla's grounder deflected off Rodriguez's glove and bounced to Gennett, who recorded the out at second but could not turn the double play as Uggla made it to first safely on the forceout.

Rodriguez struck out Evan Gattis with a changeup to end the game, however.

Game Notes

Gallardo moved into second place on the Brewers' all-time strikeout list with 1,084. Ben Sheets is in first with 1,206 strikeouts ... Gallardo is also the first Milwaukee pitcher to start in five consecutive season openers ... The Brewers increased their Opening Day record to 25-20-1, while the Braves are 22-27 since moving to Atlanta in 1966 ... This is just the second time the Braves and Brewers have played in a season opener and the first since 1998, when the Braves won, 2-1, at Turner Field.

Clemson QB Kelly dismissed from team

Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly, nephew of Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, has been dismissed from the team for conduct detrimental to the program.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Boston's Napoli leaves game with dislocated finger

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli suffered a dislocated finger in the ninth inning of Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox.

Knicks' Anthony to miss final two games

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will miss the team's final two games of the season after an MRI revealed a small tear to the labrum in his right shoulder.

Panthers win top pick in 2014 NHL Draft

The Florida Panthers will have the top overall selection in the 2014 NHL Draft, after winning the league's lottery which was held on Tuesday.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.