Atlanta rookie Manny Banuelos turned in a solid performance and beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Tuesday night at Miller Park.
Banuelos held the Brewers to a run on five hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings to pick up his first victory.
Entering the home stand, the Brewers averaged 7.6 runs a game during a seven game road trip. Back home at Miller Park, the Brewers have scored three runs in back-to-back losses.
Jonathan Lucroy and Adam Lind both homered, but both were solo shots. Pinch hitter Shane Peterson also doubled to left, driving in a run for the Brewers.
Tyler Cravy made his second career start for the Brewers, allowing three runs on eight hits in six innings and was saddled with his second loss in as many decisions.
Khris Davis returned from the D-L and got a start in left field. He had one hit but narrowly missed a pair of home runs. Davis also made a nice sliding catch in foul territory.
How much will Davis play moving forward? Manager Craig Counsell said most of the playing time in left field will belong to Gerardo Parra. Parra’s .309 average ranks seventh in the National League.
The Brewers will send Mike Fiers to the mound in the series finale today, trying to salvage one game against Atlanta.