After being roughed up by the St. Louis Cardinals over the weekend, the Milwaukee Brewers needed a solid outing by a starting pitcher and that’s exactly what they got from Wily Peralta. The Brewers rookie right hander worked 6-solid innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits. Peralta picked up his 3rd win (3-2) of the season.
Peralta had plenty of early help as the Brewers scored five runs in the first inning, capped off by Yuniesky Betancourt’s 8th home run of the season, a two run shot.
Aramis Ramirez also clubbed his first home run of the season in the 7th for some late inning insurance. Ramirez’s homer is the 340th as a third baseman. That’s 6th on the all-time list for 3rd basemen.
Jim Henderson pitched the 9th inning for his 7th save of the season.
The two teams close out their 2-game series tonight. Kyle Lohse (1-3, 3.16) pitches for the Brewers. Derek Holland (2-2, 2.74) pitches for the Rangers.