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38-68, 16-37 Away
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68-38, 35-19 Home

Moss allows two hits, one run in seven innings

ATLANTA (AP) -- Damian Moss, Atlanta's fifth starter, has been
pitching like he's a No. 1.

That's could be because the young left-hander has been listening
and learning from teammates Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, John Smoltz --
all NL Cy Young Award winners -- and pitching coach Leo Mazzone.

''There's a lot of experience around here. If you're willing to
soak it up, there's not much that can go wrong,'' said Moss, who
has won his last three starts in dominating fashion.

Moss allowed two hits in seven innings, and Gary Sheffield
doubled in two runs in a three-run sixth as the Braves ended the
Milwaukee Brewers' four-game winning streak, 3-2 Tuesday night.

''He's a lot like Tom Glavine,'' Braves manager Bobby Cox said.
''He may fall behind in the count, but he never gives in.''

Moss (7-4), who pitched one-hit ball over seven innings in a
10-0 win at Florida in last Wednesday, has allowed only eight hits
and one earned run in his last 20 innings.

The Australian left-hander did not allow a hit after Jose
Hernandez led off the second with a solo homer, his 20th.

''After I hit the homer, he started changing speeds. He kept
everybody off balance,'' Hernandez said.

Moss was pleased with the way he reacted to the home run.

''It's a sign of maturity, I think. I settled down instead of
getting upset,'' he said.

Moss walked four and struck out two. He threw 108 pitches and
lowered his ERA to 3.25.

Atlanta's Mike Remlinger pitched a scoreless eighth, giving up a
single to Young.

John Smoltz allowed three hits, including a run-scoring single
to Hernandez, in the ninth before finishing for his 39th save,
matching the Atlanta record set in 1996 by Mark Wohlers. It was his
25th straight save converted, also a club record.

Trailing 1-0, the Braves scored three runs in the sixth off
Ruben Quevedo, who had allowed only two hits until then.

Rafael Furcal singled leading off and took third on a single by
Julio Franco, who went 3-for-4. Both runners scored on Sheffield's
double to the left-center off a high fastball.

Sheffield advanced to third when the errant relay throw home by
shortstop Hernandez trying to get Franco was wild. Chipper Jones
followed with an RBI grounder to first for a 3-1 lead.

''I was just trying to get out of the sixth inning,'' Quevedo
said. ''When you put it up in the zone, they're going to hit it.''

Quevedo (6-8) allowed three runs -- two earned -- five hits and
four walks in six innings.

Game notes
Milwaukee 1B Richie Sexson entered 11-for-15 (.733) in his
previous four games with two homers and nine RBI. He went 0-for-3
with a walk. ... Chipper Jones, who had reached base in eight
straight at-bats (five walks, two singles and a home run), hit into
a double play in the first inning when Sexson made a leaping grab
of his liner, saving a run. ... Sheffield, whose streak of reaching
base in 52 straight games ended Sunday, walked in the first inning.
... Milwaukee CF Jeffrey Hammonds robbed Javy Lopez of a two-run
homer in the sixth when he made a leaping grab, reaching above the
wall at the 400-foot sign.