Bats blanked, Teheran knocked around

Bats blanked, Teheran knocked around

ATLANTA -- Travis Shaw drilled a titanic first-inning home run and Zach Davies was efficient as the Brewers beat the Braves, 7-0, on Sunday at SunTrust Park.

Davies scattered four hits over seven innings with one walk and no strikeouts against the Braves, who had averaged 6.25 runs while winning seven of their past eight games. He also recorded his first career extra-base hit -- a fourth-inning leadoff double -- that chased Julio Teheran.

"It was a great homestand," Braves manager Brian Snitker said. "We played some great games. Today, it just didn't work, and Julio wasn't hitting anything. He just had a tough day. Their guy was being really efficient and throwing the ball really well."

Davies relies on two-seam fastball

Davies' strong start

The Brewers' right-hander gained early support as Shaw and Keon Broxton homered in the first two innings. Broxton added a two-run single during a three-run third and finished a triple shy of the cycle.

"The big inning for me was the third when we had two outs and nobody on and we put together five or six at-bats that were outstanding," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "That's one of our best innings of the year, I think, the way we put it together."

Broxton's two-run single

Teheran surrendered seven earned runs on seven hits over a season-low three-plus innings. The Braves' right-hander had recorded three encouraging starts since producing a similarly ugly outing in Cincinnati three weeks ago. But he has now allowed at least six earned runs in five of his past 19 starts.

"I didn't have my fastball, and my command wasn't the best," Teheran said. "But they're a good hitting team with a good lineup. Whenever a guy starts missing his spots and falling behind like that, they're going to take advantage."

Milwaukee avoided being swept in a three-game series for the first time this season.

Jaw-dropping shot: Shaw set the tone for the afternoon when he turned on a 1-1 fastball that was up in the zone and became the first player to hit a ball that landed on the roof of the Chop House, which sits beyond the right-field wall. The rocket traveled a projected 429 feet with a 109.1-mph exit velocity per Statcast™. More >

Statcast: Shaw's 429-ft smash

Two-out knocks : After Eric Thames grounded into a double play to clear the bases in the first inning, Domingo Santana singled to give Shaw an at-bat that ended in a homer. Santana delivered another two-out single to account for the Brewers' first baserunner during a three-run third. Hernan Perez then sandwiched an RBI single between two walks before scoring on Broxton's two-run single.

"Whenever you get two quick outs or get a guy with two strikes, the last thing you want to do is walk him or give up a base hit," Teheran said. "Today was kind of one of those days. I was trying to command execute the next pitch, and I just couldn't."

Perez's RBI single

"We feel good. It's not just one week. It's a long season. We just want to keep playing like we have been. The fans like it, and we love it. We just want to keep winning series and games every day." -- Center fielder Ender Inciarte, who has helped the Braves win each of their past four series

Teheran has allowed 13 home runs through 46 1/3 innings at SunTrust Park. This surpasses his season totals at Turner Field (2011-16). He gave up 12 homers in 107 2/3 home innings last year. More >

Brewers: Milwaukee has an off-day Monday before starting a three-game set in Cincinnati at 6:10 p.m. CT on Tuesday. Junior Guerra will take the mound for the Brewers.

Braves: Sean Newcomb starts when Atlanta begins a three-game series against the Padres at 10:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Petco Park. Newcomb has completed at least six innings in each of his first three starts, but he is still in search of his first win.

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Mark Bowman has covered the Braves for since 2001.

Aimee Sachs is a contributor to based in Atlanta and covered the Brewers on Sunday.

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