The Milwaukee Brewers bats came to life in Miami on Friday night, pulling out a 9-5 win over the Marlins.
Carlos Gomez had three straight doubles and four hits overall, Mark Reynolds clubbed a pair of two-run home runs and Khris Davis went deep to lead the Brewers 13-hit attack. Eight of the thirteen hits went for extra bases.
With Ryan Braun still sidelined, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke moved Carlos Gomez into the cleanup spot, Jonathan Lucroy into the three-spot and Jean Segura into the leadoff spot. For at least one night, the moves paid off.
Marco Estrada struggled on the mound but the offensive support allowed him to pick up the win and improve to 4-2 on the season. Estrada served up four home runs, two to Giancarlo Stanton and two to Garrett Jones. Estrada has now give up 16 home runs this season, which leads the Major Leagues. In April, Estrada put together a 2.87 ERA in five starts in April. In May, Estrada has made five starts and has a 5.16 ERA.
Wily Peralta (4-3, 2.18) pitches game two of the series for the Brewers tonight. Jacob Turner (0-2, 6.59) goes for Miami.