Starting pitchers Matt Garza and Aaron Harang were involved in a pitchers dual Wednesday at Miller Park, as both took no-hit bids into the seventh inning. The Atlanta Braves were able to strike first with their first hit helping them beat the Milwaukee Brewers 1-0.
With Garza cruising through the Braves batting order, Chris Johnson broke up the no-hit bid with a solo home run with two outs in the top of seventh inning.
In the next half inning, the Brewers were able to break Harang's no-hit bid, when Logan Schafer singled to center. Aramis Ramirez added another hit two batters later that chased Harang from the game. However, the Brewers were unable to capitalize in their lone inning threat.
Garza took the loss after going eight solid innings, allowing the one run, while recording seven punch outs.
Harang gets the win going six and two thirds innings, allowing two hits and striking out three.
21,712 were on hand to watch the Braves take the opening series. Milwaukee is back in action Friday after a day off Thursday. The Brewers will travel to Boston for a weekend matchup against the defending World Series Champions. Marco Estrada, Wily Peralta and Yovani Gallardo are schedule to start.