Playing in a ballpark that doesn’t surrender too many home runs, the Milwaukee Brewers got a pair of long balls in a 8-4 win over Miami at Marlins Park.
Two players not known for their long ball prowess, ripped shots to give the Brewers their 12th win in the last 15 games. The Brewers remained 7 1/2 games out of the second wild-card spot in the National League with 7-games left to play.
Norichika Aoki and Jeff Bianchi both hit home runs and drove in three runs for the Brewers and Ryan Braun drove in a pair of runs to give him 98 for the season. Two more for Braun and he’ll hit 100 rbi’s for a fifth consecutive season.
Kameron Loe gets the win and John Axford earned his 24th save for the Brewers.
Game 3 of the 4-game series is tonight. Right handed pitcher Wily Peralta, one of four players called up on Tuesday, will make his first major league start tonight for the Brewers.