Villar Sparks Offense, Brewers Win 10-2

Brewers 10, Marlins 2

Jonathan Villar sparked the Brewers offense with a 2 for 6 performance that included 2 RBI, 2 runs scored, and 2 stolen bases. Hernan Perez added 2 hits, 2 runs, and 2 stolen bases. Zach Davies had another good start, only giving up 2 runs in 5 innings. The bullpen shut down the Marlins in the remaining 4 innings and the Brewers evened the series at a game apiece.

The Brewers had trouble scoring against Jose Fernandez in the first game of the series and now they faced Adam Conley, who took a no-hitter into the eighth inning the last time he faced the Brewers. Jonathan Lucroy and Aaron Hill will be back in the lineup after having a day off on Monday. Zach Davies was looking to build off of his last start, his first quality start of the season.

Jonathan Villar led off the first with a hit, which was one more hit than Conley gave up last time the two clubs met. After Villar stole his National League leading 10th base, Ryan Braun hit a single to center to drive him in. Braun’s hit extended his hitting streak to 10 games. The Brewers had a 1-0 lead after the first half inning.

Martin Prado continued his hot hitting with a one-out single in the first. He moved over to second on a ground out to first and the Davies walked Giancarlo Stanton with two outs. Justin Bour lined out to Braun in left to end the first inning with the Brewers leading 1-0.

Aaron Hill opened up the second inning with a single to left and Alex Presley singled up the middle. Hill extended his hitting streak to 10 games to match Braun’s. Ramon Flores tapped one down the first base line that the pitcher fielded to get Flores and the runners moved up to second and third with one out. Davies and Villar went down swinging and the Brewers wasted a golden opportunity.

Marcell Ozuna led off the second with a double to left field. J.T. Realmuto drove him in with a double of his own to tie the game. Adeiny Hechavarria flew out to right and Realmuto advanced to third. Conley grounded out with a drawn in infield, so Realmuto was not able to score. Derek Dietrich flew out to center to end the second inning with the score tied at one.

Christian Yelich and Stanton drew one-out walks. Yelich scored and Stanton ended up on third with Ozuna’s single to left. Ozuna ended up on second on the throw to third. Realmuto grounded out, but the Marlins took a 2-1 lead after three innings.

Hill was hit by a pitch, but he was erased on a fielder’s choice on a ground ball by Presley. Flores singled and Davies bunted the runners over to second and third. Villar singled to center to drive in both runs and ended up on second on the throw. He stole third, then scored on a wild pitch.

Perez singled to center to continue the inning. He stole second and went to third on a throwing error by Realmuto. Conley walked Braun, then got Lucroy to strikeout looking to end the inning. Villar’s hit and base running helped the Brewers take a 4-2 lead in the middle of the fourth.

Hill hit a one-out double to left-center field in the fifth inning. Presley reached on an infield single when the pitcher failed to cover first. Hill scored on a sacrifice fly to right by Flores. Davies grounded out and the Brewers led 5-2 in the middle of the fifth.

Yelich hit a one-out double into the left field corner in the bottom of the fifth. Stanton lined one back up the middle, but Davies got a glove on it and was able to get the out and hold Yelich on second. Bour drove one to deep center field, but Flores was able to track it down to preserve the 5-2 Brewer lead after five innings.

Perez, Braun, and Chris Carter each walked and the Brewers had the bases loaded for Hill with two outs in the sixth. Hill scorched a 2-RBI double to left to extend the Brewer lead. Bour booted a ground ball and the Brewers scored another run. Flores grounded out to end the inning with the Brewers leading 8-2.

Domingo Santana and Perez walked, sandwiching a pair of outs. Braun singled to left-center field to drive in Santana and move Perez over to third. Perez scored on a wild pitch and the Brewers went to the bottom of the ninth with a 10-2 lead.

Chris Capuano pitched a 1-2-3 ninth as the Brewers evened the series at a game apiece with a 10-2 win. The two teams will face each other for the final time in 2016 at 7:10 ET on Wednesday.

Injury/Roster News

Santana was absent from the starting lineup again. He came into the game playing right field in the 8th inning as a part of a double switch.

Scooter Gennett started for the Brevard County Manatees in the first of at least two rehab starts.

Sam Freeman, who was designated for assignment on May 2, cleared waivers and accepted his assignment to AAA Colorado Springs.

Record

Games Series
Record for the Week 1-1 0-0
Record for the Month 6-4 1-0-1
Record for the Year 14-19 2-6-3

Sausage Race Wins

Sausage Wins
Bratwurst 3
Italian 1
Polish 5
Hot Dog 3
Chorizo 5

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