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MILWAUKEE (AP) — At least in his first start, Aaron Harang came through with what the Atlanta Braves were hoping for when they signed him late in spring training.

After spending most of the exhibition season with Cleveland on a minor league contract, Harang signed with the Braves on March 24 after a series of injuries to the team’s pitchers. Making his Braves’ debut, Harang matched Matt Garza’s no-hit bid into the seventh inning Wednesday, when Chris Johnson homered with two outs and sent the Braves to a 1-0 victory.

“It’s a huge pickup for us,” Johnson said. “We were struggling with having guys go down, and we’re going to struggle getting guys healthy and to have a performance like that. it’s just what we needed.”

After season-ending injuries to Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy, the Braves signed Harang and Ervin Santana. Given how good Garza was in his Brewers’…

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