(Milwaukee) Rowdy Tellez ruined Charlie Morton’s fine performance with a two-run homerun and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Friday.
Tellez hit his long ball in the seventh inning, and he also knocked out a runner at home to help the Brewers take a 1-0 lead in this series of national sections.
Corbin Burnes, Adrian Houser and Josh Hader worked together to give the Braves just four hits. The second duel in this three-of-five series takes place on Saturday.
Former Brewers Orlando Arcia ended the match by being put out on a hill to second base with runners at the end of the diamond.
The latter strike came after Brewer’s wide receiver Omar Narváez blocked a Hader ground to leave Freddie Freeman at third base.
Both teams were not very threatening in the attack before Brewers took the lead.
After Morton (0-1) reached Avisaíl García to start the seventh round, Tellez threw a shot far into the midfield. The massive left-hander had only had one hit in 13 games against the Braves this season.
Tellez left the injury list on Saturday after missing three weeks of activity with a right knee injury.
Joc Pederson allowed the Braves to close the gap with a homerun over Houser (1-0) after two strikeouts in the eighth round.
The 85the and Morton’s last shot was one of his rare fouls of the day. He beat nine opponents and continued his recent playoff success.
Burnes were just as effective in their first career playoff start.
One of the Nationals’ Cy-Young Trophy challengers, Burnes opened the game and allowed two innings and made 40 shots in the first two innings. However, he came back to allow only two hits and three rounds in six innings.
Neither team had a hit before Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain hit a single in the third inning. Brave’s first hit came in the fifth, when Eddie Rosario landed a single center.
Brave’s best chance to score came early in the game.
Jorge Soler and Freeman went away and Soler advanced to third base with a passing ball.
Ozzie Albies followed with a solid roll to first base. Tellez grabbed the ball, and when he saw Soler try to come and score, he attached him to the home plate.