Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Chris Johnson singled home Jordan Schafer in the ninth inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday.
Schafer singled then stole second with one out in the final frame. After Justin Upton flew out to center, reliever Joe Smith walked Freddie Freeman to get to Johnson, who ripped a line drive to left field.
The speedy Schafer raced around third and slid across the plate just ahead of Michael Brantley's throw for the game-winning run.
Schafer went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two stolen bases, and Brian McCann had two hits and a run scored for the Braves, winners in three straight.
Craig Kimbrel (3-2) earned the win with a perfect ninth inning. Starter Paul Maholm gave up just one run, a solo homer to Mike Aviles, and six hits over six innings.
Aviles drove in both runs for the Indians, who have dropped their last two games.
Smith (5-2) was charged with the loss after giving up the game-winner. Starter Justin Masterson was tagged for two runs on five hits and four walks while striking out six over six innings.