With two outs in the seventh, Minor made his only mistake when Cody Asche hit a go-ahead two-run homer, spoiling Minor's seven-inning, nine-strikeout performance.
Lee, on the other hand, barely bested Minor over eight innings, only surrendering a solo homer to Andrelton Simmons in the third as his only mistake. He struck out 10 Braves but didn't walk a batter, throwing 72 of his 103 pitches for strikes. The only other batter to reach against Lee was Chris Johnson on a single in the second.
The tough-luck loss was Minor's first since July 21, though his performance was much improved over his last five starts, where he gave up 15 earned runs in 28 2/3 innings.
The Braves were saddled with their second straight loss, but the Washington Nationals' loss dropped their magic number for clinching the National League East to nine.
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