Hanson, Prado lead Braves to 8-3 win over Brewers

Tommy Hanson pitched three-hit ball over six innings, Martin Prado drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves broke it open with a big sixth, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 in the opening game of a doubleheader Wednesday.

One day after rain wiped out the second game of the series, the teams played two in unseasonably cool conditions for early May in Atlanta. The temperature was expected to dip into the 40s for the nightcap.

Hanson (4-3) shook off a sore back to stymie Milwaukee for his third straight win. His only big stumble came in the fourth when Prince Fielder homered. Otherwise, the big right-hander made it look easy, sending the disappointing Brewers to their fourth defeat in a row.

Marco Estrada (1-1) took the loss.