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Brewers put men on, can't cash them in

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ATLANTA -- As the rain fell upon SunTrust Park in Friday night's 5-4 loss to the Braves, the Brewers had something cooking in each of Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz's five innings of work. But Milwaukee stranded seven runners in that span, scoring just once on a solo homer from Keon Broxton.

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ATLANTA -- As the rain fell upon SunTrust Park in Friday night's 5-4 loss to the Braves, the Brewers had something cooking in each of Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz's five innings of work. But Milwaukee stranded seven runners in that span, scoring just once on a solo homer from Keon Broxton.

Video: MIL@ATL: Broxton cranks a solo smash to deep center

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"We had some action every inning with him out there, we just never got that last hit, didn't get a man to third with less than two outs or anything like that, but we had men on against him every inning," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "We were just kind of one hit away."

Milwaukee chipped away at Atlanta's bullpen in the seventh and eighth innings, finally cashing in on scoring opportunities. Domingo Santana delivered an RBI single in the seventh and Orlando Arcia made it a 5-4 game with a two-run double down the left-field line in the eighth.

Video: MIL@ATL: Santana scores Sogard on a single to center

The Brewers were in business with one out, but their comeback was thwarted by tremendous defensive plays by the Braves infielders.

With one out in the eighth, Braves third baseman Johan Camargo snagged a hard-hit Jesus Aguilar grounder and turned an inning-ending 5-4-3 double play.

"He made an impressive play at third," Brewers second baseman Eric Sogard said. "Would have scored two runs, definitely."

Video: MIL@ATL: Camargo turns two to get out of the 8th

The top of the ninth started out promising, with Eric Thames ripping a leadoff double to the right-field corner. But Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson fielded a Domingo Santana grounder and threw out Thames at third.

"That's a really nice play," Counsell said. "Most shortstops are throwing that ball to first base."

Video: MIL@ATL: Swanson gets Thames on a fielder's choice

Swanson later snared a Manny Pina liner to end the threat and the game.

The Brewers struck out 12 times in the game, and Sogard, one of the hottest hitters in the game, went 0-for-2 to snap a 10-game hitting streak.

Aimee Sachs is a contributor to MLB.com based in Atlanta who covered the Brewers on Friday.

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