ATLANTA (AP) -- For the first time this season, the Braves won a game on the strength of their starting pitching.
Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez suggested it won't be the last time Mike Minor dominates a game.
Minor pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning to give Atlanta's rotation a lift and the Braves survived a ninth-inning scare to beat Shaun Marcum and the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.
"He keeps getting better and better," said Gonzalez of Minor. "I can't wait to see the next start."
Craig Kimbrel pitched out of a bases-loaded jam with one out in the ninth, striking out pinch-hitter George Kottaras and Mat Gamel for his fourth save.
Minor (1-1) recorded 18 consecutive outs after hitting Corey Hart with a pitch to open the second inning. The left-hander did not allow an earned run in 7 1-3 innings, becoming the first Braves starter this season to get an out after the fifth. He struck out four and walked one in the longest sta...