Everything seem to come together for the Milwaukee Brewers, who defeated the Tigers 8-1 last night to claim a second straight win and a series win.
Tied at one in the third inning, Ryan Braun, Adam Lind, and Aramis Ramirez combined to hit back-to-back-to-back home runs as part of a six-run frame.
The three consecutive home runs were the first ever by a visiting team at Comerica Park, and the first for the Brewers since August 27, 2012.
Overshadowed by the display of power was starter Jimmy Nelson’s dominating outing. He limited Detroit to one run on three hits over eight innings to improve to 2-4 on the season and help Milwaukee to its second road series win.
The win was Nelson’s first since the opening week of the season when he led the Brewers to a win over Pittsburgh.
Braun’s home run was his team-high ninth and the slugger finished with four RBI on 2-for-5 hitting. Carlos Gomez registered a team-best three hits and drove in two runs while scoring another. His RBI bunt single got the rally going in the third.
All eight of Milwaukee’s runs were scored with two outs in the inning.
The Brewers (15-25) and the Tigers (23-17) wrap up their three-game interleague series tonight at 6:08pm. Kyle Lohse (3-4) toes the rubber opposite Shane Green (4-2) with Milwaukee seeking its first series sweep of the season.