Brewers 2, Marlins 3
Wei-Yin Chen had his way with the Brewers, going 6.2 innings, giving up 2 runs and striking out 12. Chase Anderson was almost as good, going 6 innings and giving up 3, all in the fifth inning. Ryan Braun extended his hitting streak to 11 games in the loss.
The Brewers took game 2 to even the series and were looking for their third series win of the season. Anderson came into the game hoping to get back to the way he was pitching early in the season, when he did not give up an earned run in his first two starts. The Marlins sent up Chen, who got the win against the Brewers in Milwaukee.
Anderson and Chen were pitching gems until the bottom of the fifth. Anderson had a perfect game until Martin Prado hit an 0-2 pitch back up the middle with one out in the fourth inning. Chen held the Brewers scoreless through five, giving up just 4 hits and striking out 9.
Giancarlo Stanton led off the inning with a walk and Justin Bour smashed a home run to right-center to give the Marlins the lead. Marcell Ozuna hit a ground rule double down the right field line and went to third on a wild pitch. Ozuna scored on a sacrifice fly to extend their lead to 3-0 after five innings.
The Brewers finally got to Chen in the seventh inning. Alex Presley hit a one-out single and Colin Walsh, hitting for Anderson, drew a walk. The Marlins brought in Bryan Morris, who walked Domingo Santana to load the bases. Jonathan Villar grounded into a force out, but Presley scored and the Brewers had runners on the corners. Braun drove in Walsh with a single up the middle, but Villar was thrown out at third. The Brewers cut the lead to 3-2 at the stretch.
The Brewers were not able to push any more runs across and dropped the series in Miami. They will come home for a 7-game homestand against the Padres and Cubs.
|Record for the Week||1-2||0-1|
|Record for the Month||6-5||1-1-1|
|Record for the Year||14-20||2-7-3|
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