The Toronto Blue Jays scored five runs in the sixth inning and went on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 at Miller Park. The Blue Jays earned a split of the two game series and put an end to the Brewers five-game win streak.
Starter Jimmy Nelson (2-4) took the loss, allowing four runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings. When the Brewers went to the bullpen, Zach Duke allowed back-to-back hits and Brandon Kintzler came in and served up a three run home run to Jose Bautista.
Nelson saw his streak of five straight quality starts come to an end as well.
Carlos Gomez clubbed a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to once again make it a two-run game. But the Brewers couldn’t convert scoring chances in the 7th and 8th innings and Toronto’s Colby Rasmus’ two-run homer in the ninth off of Will Smith sealed their fate.
R.A. Dickey earned the win for the Blue Jays, who pounded out 15-hits off of Brewers pitching on Wednesday.
The Brewers finished interleague play with a 11-9 record against the American League, but a 1-3 mark against the Blue Jays.
The Brewers get the day off today, then open a 3-game weekend series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Yovani Gallardo (8-6, 3.32) pitches for Milwaukee. Jeff Locke (4-3, 3.73) gets the nod for the Pirates.