Adames’ bat, Anderson’s arm lift Brewers past Braves 2-1

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Milwaukee Brewers’ Willy Adames, right, celebrates with third base coach Jason Lane (40) after hitting a home run off Atlanta Braves’ Charlie Morton during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

ATLANTA (AP) — Willy Adames hit an early homer off Charlie Morton, Brett Anderson pitched 5 2/3 strong innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Sunday.

The Brewers, who began the day with a seven-game lead in the NL Central, moved 20 games over .500 for the second time this season.

They improved to 34-19 away from Milwaukee. Atlanta lost its ninth straight game and 12th of its last 13 when trying to reach .500.

The Braves began the day four games back in the NL East. Milwaukee took a 1-0 lead in the first on Adames’ 18th homer, 13th with the Brewers.

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