- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Atlanta Braves were on the wrong side of history Thursday.

Atlanta’s pitching staff gave up at least one run in every inning of an 11-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Brewers are the 19th team since 1900 to score in every inning it batted in during a nine-inning game, the Elias Sports Bureau said.

“I don’t think I’ve been a part of that before,” Braves left fielder Jeff Francoeur said. “It was tough. You want to tack on runs every inning and they were able to do that against us. When you let that happen, you’re not going to win.”

Making his second start of the season, Roberto Hernandez (1-1) allowed five runs in four innings. He gave up three home runs, including a two-run shot to Chris Carter in the first.

“It wasn’t even that bad of a mistake,” Braves catcher Anthony Recker said of Carter’s home run. “It was a fairly decently located down and away pitch. He just has enough power to get out on his front foot and flip it out which is amazing.”

Atlanta broke through for two runs against Matt Garza (4-4) in the sixth.

Erick Aybar led off with a home run and Freddie Freeman followed with a double high off the wall in left. Nick Markakis singled to score Freeman to cut Milwaukee’s lead to 6-2.

The Braves couldn’t keep the Brewers from scoring, however, as Milwaukee answered with a bases-clearing double from Manny Pina in the bottom of the inning to break the game open.

“Offensively we came roaring back there in the one inning and I thought, ‘OK, here we go,’” Braves interim manager Brian Snitker said. “But that big hit Madison (Younginer) gave up with the bases loaded, it’s tough to come back from that.”

Garza allowed two runs over six innings to win his third straight start.

“I’ve been saying for a while that I’ve just been waiting for my stuff to come back,” Garza said. “It’s back. I’ve been able to pitch like I have in the past. It is refreshing. It is a spot I’ve worked real hard to get back to.”

Aybar added a double and a single for his third three-hit game of the season. He’s hitting .377 with five extra-base hits over his last 16 games.

“He’s been swinging the bat really well,” Snitker said. “Overall, just playing really solid baseball since we put him in the number two hole.”

ROUGHED UP

After throwing 13 scoreless innings over the first three games of the series, the Atlanta bullpen gave up five earned runs in four innings Thursday. Brandon Cunniff was hit for three earned runs in 1 1/3 innings, Younginer gave up one run in 1 1/3 innings and Eric O’Flaherty allowed a run in one inning.

“They’ve been really good but it’s going to happen,” Snitker said. “They’ll bounce back.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Braves: RHP Joel De La Cruz is hoping to be able to make his next start after leaving Wednesday’s game with a right knee contusion.

Brewers: OF Domingo Santana (right elbow soreness) will play his third rehab game with Class-A Wisconsin on Thursday in Beloit. OF Ryan Braun was given Thursday’s game off.

UP NEXT

Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (5-5, 4.37 ERA) will face Washington for the first time in his career Friday. He limited the Cardinals to one run over six innings in his last start.

Brewers: RHP Jimmy Nelson (6-11, 4.02 ERA) will look to snap out of a rut when he faces Cincinnati on Friday. After posting a 2.88 ERA in his first 11 starts, Nelson is 1-8 with a 5.40 ERA in his last 12.

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