The Milwaukee Brewers exploded for four runs in the eighth inning, turning a close game into a 8-3 win over Baltimore, taking two of three
from the Orioles at Miller Park on Wednesday.
Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez and Khris Davis combined to go 6 for 9 with 6 rbis and 5 runs scored. Davis clubbed a three run homer in the 8th inning, going 2 for 3 on the night. Davis went 7 for 11 in the series with three home rums and five rbis.
Yovani Gallardo struggled with his control but still managed to allow just four hits in 6 2/3 innings to earn the victory and even his record at
3-3. Gallardo retired the first two hitters he faced in the 4th, then walked the bases full. He pitched out of it.
Gallardo did serve up two home runs, but both were solo shots to Nelson Cruz. In his final inning of work (7th inning), Gallardo again retired the first two batters he faced. Nick Markakis then doubled to right and in came Brandon Kintzler. Kintzler served up Manny Machado’s single to center that scored Markakis and Adam Jones followed with another hit and Kintzler was done.
Will Smith came on to get out of the jam in the 7th and worked the 8th. The Brewers then gave the bullpen some cushion to work with by scoring four runs in the bottom of the 8th and cruised to victory.
The Brewers are off today and will open a three game series against the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.