ATLANTA — Chris Johnson drove in two runs with three hits, Julio Teheran threw six strong innings and the Atlanta Braves edged the suddenly struggling Oakland Athletics, 4-3, on Saturday.
The A’s, who began the day with the best record in the majors, matched their worst skid of the season by losing four in a row. They’ve dropped six of seven overall.
Teheran (11-9) gave up two runs on four hits and three walks. The Braves had lost 12 of 15 before winning the first two games of the series.
Craig Kimbrel got his 36th save in 40 chances.
Sonny Gray (12-7) allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings in his fourth straight defeat.
Stephen Vogt hit a two-run homer and John Jaso also homered for Oakland. The A’s also lost four straight from May 22-25.
The teams wore throwback uniforms as Atlanta celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 1914 Boston Braves’ World Series win over the Philadelphia A’s.
Atlanta closed it out after Josh Reddick led off the A’s ninth with a long fly ball that Justin Upton caught at the left-field wall.
Jaso’s homer off Jordan Walden in the eighth cut the lead to one run.