Atlanta Braves defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 9-4

The Milwaukee Brewers consider themselves a contending team.

When are they going to start playing like one?

Back to .500. That's where the Brewers landed with a giant thud Friday night when their beleaguered pitching staff was cuffed around again for 17 hits in a 9-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Miller Park.

The defeat left the Brewers with a 48-48 record, the first time they've been at .500 since they were 12-12 on May 2. It also dropped them 3½ games off the pa...