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Brewers eke by Braves

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

MILWAUKEE -- Yovani Gallardo threw a two-hitter and the Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 on Tuesday night to snap Milwaukee's four-game losing streak to begin the season.

Gallardo (1-0) walked two and struck out two for the third shutout of his career. Two of the base runners were erased by double plays and no Braves runner reached second.

It was the best start by a Brewers starter since CC Sabathia threw a one-hitter in Pittsburgh on Aug. 31, 2008. Juan Nieves has the only no-hitter in franchise history in 1987.

Braves starter Derek Lowe (1-1) also had a strong performance, allowing only a run-scoring single to Ryan Braun in the third inning and escaping another jam in the fifth.