ATLANTA—Billy Wagner earned his 400th career save, Brian McCann gave Atlanta the lead with a fourth-inning homer and the Braves ended a three-game skid by beating the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Friday night.
McCann's 100th career homer was one of the few mistakes made by Rookie Andy Oliver (0-1) in his major league debut. The left-hander gave up five hits and two runs in six innings.
Brooks Conrad added an eighth-inning homer off Eddie Bonine.
Kris Medlen (5-1), possibly pitching to protect his spot in the Braves' rotation, gave up six hits and one run in 6 2-3 innings.
Wagner struck out the side in the ninth for his 15th save this season. Wagner is fifth on the career list and second among left-handers behind John Franco's 424.