The Milwaukee Brewers had dropped 6 of the last 8 games entering last nights game against Tampa Bay and needed their ace to step up and put out the fire.  That’s exactly what Zach Greinke did.

Greinke allowed just 4-hits, struck out 10 and walked nobody as the Brewers beat the Rays 5-1.  When it was time for the ace of the staff to step up and put on the brakes, Greinke delivered for the Brewers. 

AUDIO: Ron Roenicke on Zach Greinke’s strong start :17

Greinke delivered his best outing of the season and improved to 7-2, moving the Brewers into 1st place in the National League Central, a half-game in front of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Yuniesky Betancourt homered in the second and Ryan Braun, returning from an illness, added a 2-run single in the seventh inning. 

The Brewers improved to 26-10 at Miller Park and are the only team in the majors to have not lost back-to-back home games.

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