published Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Rodriguez finishes Brewers’ 2-0 win for 300th

Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez reacts after getting Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman to ground out to end the baseball game Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez reacts after getting Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman to ground out to end the baseball game Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Milwaukee.
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MILWAUKEE — Francisco Rodriguez earned his 300th save Saturday, finishing off the Milwaukee Brewers’ second straight 2-0 victory over the slumping Atlanta Braves.

Donovan Hand, making his first big league start, allowed only two hits in 4 2-3 innings for Milwaukee. He struck out three and walked one in helping extend Atlanta’s scoreless streak to 24 innings.

Burke Badenhop (1-3) entered after Hand walked Dan Uggla and got Chris Johnson to groundout to end the fifth.

Milwaukee has beaten Atlanta eight straight times at Miller Park, outscoring them 31-9.

Tim Hudson (4-7) lost his sixth straight decision, despite giving up just two runs and seven hits in six innings. He allowed RBI singles to Juan Francisco, in the fourth, and Aramis Ramirez, in the fifth inning.

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