February 9, 2016

Fiers leads Brewers to 5th straight win

Mike Fiers

Mike Fiers

Mike Fiers started slow, needing 44 pitches to get through the first two innings last night.  But thenFiers kicked in gear and allowed just one run on two hits, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Miller Park.

Fiers (3-1) retired the final 18 batters he faced.  He walked one and struck out six, lowering his ERA to 1.29.

The Brewers jumped on Toronto starter J.A. Happ (8-8) immediately, clubbing three doubles to take a 2-0 lead in the first.

The Brewers set a season high with seven doubles.  The team single game record is nine.  Jonathan Lucroy and Aramis Ramirez had two each.  Lucroy leads the Major Leagues with 42 and is trying to become the first catcher ever to lead the league in doubles.  The Brewers single season record is 53, held by Lyle Overbay back in 2004.

The Brewers had 42,221 fans show up for last night’s game, good for their 11th sellout of the season.

Rookie Jimmy Nelson pitches for the Brewers in the series finale today.  R.A. Dickey gets the start for the Blue Jays.

AUDIO: Ron Roenicke on what Fiers is doing differently this time around (:22)

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