The Milwaukee Brewers improved to 2-2 since the all-star break, knocking off the Washington Nationals 6-1 in their series opener at Miller Park on Monday.
Christian Yelich clubbed a three-run triple in the sixth inning to bust open a close game. Erik Kratz also drove in a pair of runs to back Jhoulys Chacin, who improved to 9-3. Chacin allowed a run on two hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out nine and walking nobody. It’s the second straight outing for Chacin without issuing a free pass.
Washington’s only run came on a Daniel Murphy home run to start the second inning.
Josh Hader, Brandon Woodruff, Dan Jennings and Jacob Barnes combined for 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to close out the win.
Suter headed for surgery
The Brewers and left hander Brent Suter received bad news earlier in the day. An MRI revealed Suter has a torn ulnar collateral ligament that will require Tommy John surgery. [Read more…]