Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Sports

Brewers pick up big win

Shaw, Aguilar lead charge as Woodruff pitches deep

  • Brewers-Marlins-Baseball-21

    Milwaukee Brewers' Domingo Santana hits a three-run scoring double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Morry Gash

  • Brewers-Marlins-Baseball-1-1

    Milwaukee Brewers' Hernan Perez slides safely past Miami Marlins first baseman Justin Bour to beat out a ground ball during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Morry Gash

  • Brewers-Marlins-Baseball-2-1

    Milwaukee Brewers' Hernan Perez reacts after scoring on a double hit by Domingo Santana during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Morry Gash

  • Brewers-Marlins-Baseball-3-1

    Miami Marlins' Derek Dietrich slides safely past Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina to score on a ball hit by Ichiro Suzuki during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Morry Gash

  • Brewers-Marlins-Baseball-4-1

    Miami Marlins' Ichiro Suzuki hits a two-run scoring double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Morry Gash

  • Brewers-Marlins-Baseball-5-1

    Miami Marlins' Christian Yelich walks away from home after striking out during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Morry Gash

  • Brewers-Marlins-Baseball-6-1

    Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly watches as Miguel Rojas is looked at during the second inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Milwaukee. Rojas left the game. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Morry Gash

MILWAUKEE  — The hurricane-displaced Miami Marlins finally get to go home — not a day too soon after the Milwaukee Brewers battered them on Sunday.

Travis Shaw, Jesus Aguilar and Manny Pina each had two hits in Milwaukee’s eight-run fourth inning, lifting the Brewers to a 10-3 victory.

With two outs in the fourth and Milwaukee leading 1-0, Miami starter Dillon Peters (0-2) walked Woodruff (2-2) on five pitches to load the bases. The next six hitters reached base and the Brewers opened an 8-0 lead.

“Obviously, you don’t want to walk the pitcher, but I’ve seen that happen,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said.

Milwaukee stayed four games behind the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central and got within three games of Colorado for the final NL wild-card spot. 

“A lot of things are out of our control right now, but at the same time if we don’t win it doesn’t matter what happens on that scoreboard and in those other cities,” Shaw said. “We have to take care of our business.”

Milwaukee travels to Pittsburgh before the Brewers and Cubs open a four-game series in Milwaukee on Thursday night.

For Miami, it was the final “home” game of a series relocated from Marlins Park because of Hurricane Irma. Miami has lost 17 of 20 games after winning 13 of 16. The Marlins return home Monday to face the New York Mets.

Aguilar went 3 for 5, Shaw was 3 for 4 with three RBIs, and Domingo Santana was 2 for 3 with three RBIs and two walks. Milwaukee’s 16 hits tied a season high.

Woodruff, a rookie right-hander, allowed three runs on eight hits while striking out five in seven innings.

Peters, a rookie left-hander, allowed eight runs on nine hits and three walks.

Milwaukee’s first three batters reached base in the fourth, and the Brewers took a 1-0 lead on Pina’s RBI single. Peters then struck out Keon Broxton and Orlando Arcia, but walked Woodruff to load the bases.

Hernan Perez reached on an infield single to make it 2-0, and Santana doubled to the center field wall, clearing the bases.

Ryan Braun was intentionally walked and Shaw hit an RBI single, chasing Peters. Aguilar and Pina each singled off Odrisamer Despaigne to make it 8-0.

“I’m definitely not going to take all the credit because Domingo came up and hit that gap, but I think that kind of propelled that big inning,” Woodruff said of his walk.

It was Milwaukee’s second eight-run inning in the series. The Brewers scored eight in the eighth inning of Friday’s 10-2 win.

Miami strung together four consecutive hits to score three runs in the bottom of the fourth, capped by Ichiro Suzuki’s two-run double.

Woodruff’s seven innings allowed most of Milwaukee’s relievers to rest. The Brewers used eight relievers Friday night and four on Saturday night. 

“It puts us in a really good spot for the next series,” Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. “We usually don’t talk every day about this, but the way we’re using our pitching, it’s important.”

The three-game series drew 68,983 fans, an average of 22,994 per game, despite being moved to Milwaukee from Miami on two days’ notice. The bottom two levels of Miller Park were open and all tickets were $10. Counsell called the turnout “incredible on 48 hours’ notice.”

Brent Suter (2-2, 3.66) gets the start tonight against the Pirates. 


Click to comment

Related

© 2018 Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, WI. All rights reserved.

To Top
Applying filter…