The Milwaukee Brewers blanked the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 yesterday, avoiding a 3-game sweep at Tropicana Field.
Yovani Gallardo (6-5) held the Rays to four hits over seven shutout innings to post his sixth win of the season.
Martin Maldonado had a big day for the Brewers. He had three hits and tied a career high with four runs batted in to lead the Brewers offensively.
Tampa Bay’s David Price took the loss, ending his 7-game winning streak. Barring a Thursday deal, it looks like the Rays have decided to hang onto their ace with the trade deadline approaching at 3pm this afternoon.
The Brewers enter today’s off day with a 2-game lead on the Pittsburgh Pirates and 2.5 over the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL’s Central Division race. The Brewers will open a 3-game weekend series in St. Louis against the Cardinals starting Friday night.