ATLANTA (AP) – Geoff Jenkins homered and drove in three runs, and NL leader Carlos Lee had two more RBIs, helping Chris Capuano and the Milwaukee Brewers over the Atlanta Braves 8-4 Sunday.

Capuano (10-6) earned his career-high fifth consecutive win, pitching five innings and leaving with a 5-4 lead after the Brewers rallied for three runs in the fifth. He gave up seven hits, walked two and struck out six.

Rookie Jeff Francoeur and Rafael Furcal homered, but the Braves committed three errors and dropped their second straight game after they had won six in a row.

The first of two errors by rookie third baseman Andy Marte helped spark Milwaukee’s three-run fifth. After Brady Clark’s leadoff single, Rickie Weeks reached when his grounder went through Marte’s legs.

Lyle Overbay doubled and Lee followed with a sacrifice fly to tie it and chase Atlanta starter Roman Colon (1-5) before Jenkins hit a single off reliever John Foster to make it 5-4.

Lee, who has 76 RBIs, added a run-scoring single in the sixth and Jenkins hit his ninth homer, a solo shot, in the seventh.

Jenkins had a RBI groundout in the first – an unearned run after first baseman Julio Franco’s error – and Russell Branyan hit a solo home run, his eighth, in the second for a 2-0 lead.

Francoeur’s two-run homer, his second in only three games, tied it at 2 in the second. Franco hit a sacrifice fly in the third and Furcal added a solo shot in the fourth for a 4-2 lead.

Furcal went 5-for-5, tying his career high for hits in a game.

Milwaukee added a run in the ninth on an RBI double by Bill Hall off Chris Reitsma, who left the game when the next hitter, J.J. Hardy, hit a liner into his midsection. Reitsma recovered and threw out Hardy.

Colon went 4 1-3 innings, giving up five runs – three earned – and five hits. He walked two and struck out two.

Notes: Andruw Jones’ streak of RBIs in seven straight games ended. … Marcus Giles was credited with a single in the first inning when his grounder toward shortstop hit runner Furcal, who was called out. … Milwaukee CF Clark robbed Marte of his first major league home run with a leaping grab of his drive in the third inning. Marte was robbed again in the eighth of an extra-base hit when LF Lee crashed into the fence to catch his liner.

AP-ES-07-10-05 1642EDT


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