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Brewers top Braves
Late rally falls short in 4-3 loss to Milwaukee

ATLANTA - Dave Bush earned his first road victory of the season, scattering four hits over seven innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers held on in the ninth to beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Tuesday night.

The Brewers are 18-21 on the road with four straight wins, including two in a row over the Braves. They had to survive a ninth-inning scare when closer Solomon Torres almost blew a 4-1 lead and left the tying run on third base.

Mark Teixeira, who had three homers Sunday against Seattle, hit a two-run homer off Torres in the ninth. Brian McCann followed with a single, pinch-runner Jair Jurrjens took second on Omar Infante's sacrifice bunt and moved to third on Jeff Francoeur's groundout.

Torres issued an intentional walk to Brandon Jones before Corky Miller hit a soft liner to shortstop J.J. Hardy to end the game.

Bush (4-7) walked one and gave up one run for his first road victory since Aug. 21, 2007 at Arizona. He had been 0-4 with an 8.10 ERA in seven road appearances, including six starts, this season.

Torres earned his 13th save and is 12-for-12 since taking over as closer on May 24.

The Brewers (43-34) are a season-high nine games over .500. The Braves committed four errors, including three to allow two unearned runs in the first.

Ben Sheets retired the last 16 Atlanta batters in beating the Braves 4-1 on Monday night. Bush retired the Braves' first nine batters, stretching the streak to 25, before Gregor Blanco reached on a fielding error by first baseman Price Fielder in the fourth.

Blanco moved to second on Yunel Escobar's single off Bush's foot, but Kelly Johnson then lined out to Fielder, who doubled Escobar off first base. Escobar protested and was thrown out of the game by first-base umpire Eric Cooper.

Escobar bobbled Rickie Weeks' leadoff grounder for the first of three errors in the first inning.

Weeks moved to second base on Hardy's single and scored on Ryan Braun's single to right. Hardy advanced to third when Francoeur mishandled the ball for the second error of the inning. Hardy scored on Corey Hart's groundout for a 2-0 lead. Francoeur added a throwing error later in the inning after Russell Branyan singled to right.

The Brewers added a run off Braves rookie Charlie Morton (1-1) in the second. Jason Kendall singled and scored with two outs on a double by Hardy.

Milwaukee pushed the lead to 4-0 in the fourth when Kendall walked, stole second, moved to third on Bush's second sacrifice bunt of the game and scored on Weeks' sacrifice fly.

Morton, making his third start since he was called up from Triple-A Richmond on June 14, allowed seven hits and four runs, two earned, in six innings. Morton started despite battling a high temperature and other flulike symptoms, manager Bobby Cox said before the game.

Chipper Jones missed his fourth straight start with a strained right quadriceps. Cox hopes Jones will be the team's designated hitter at Toronto in a series that begins Friday night.

Jones singled to center in the eighth for his second hit as a pinch-hitter since aggravating the injury on Friday night.

Notes: Mike Cameron was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. ... The Braves fell to 2-10 without Jones in the starting lineup. ... Jones pushed his batting average to .395, best in the major leagues, with the pinch-hit single.