Simmons bites Hand in the ninth, Braves top Brewers 3-2

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Atlanta maintains the NL's best record with another walk-off win.

For the third time this year, Andrelton Simmons provided the walk-off hit, singling home the winning run with two outs off Milwaukee reliever Donovan Hand in the ninth inning to beat the Brewers 3-2.

Jonathan Lucroy gave Milwaukee a third-inning lead with a single to score Norichika Aoki, but Atlanta then tied the score in the fourth on consecutive two-out doubles by Freddie Freeman and Evan Gattis. Immediately starting the fifth, though, Garcia served up a homer to Jeff Bianchi, putting Milwaukee back on top.

Atlanta would tie the score yet again in the sixth on three straight one-out hits (Freddie Freeman had the RBI, his 106th of the year), but like the fourth inning, a baserunner was caught in a pickle between second and third.

Freddy Garcia had himself another good start and was pulled with two outs in the seventh; he only walked one and struck out seven.

Craig Kimbrel earned the win with a dominant ninth inning, striking out the side in order.

Win Expectancy Chart

Source: FanGraphs

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