Eric Thames hit his 14th home run in the third inning with two on, powering the Milwaukee Brewers past Los Angeles Monday night 5-2. The newest member of the Brewers lineup, 3rd baseman Mike Moustakas called the hit, a “monster homerun”.
Four Milwaukee relievers held the Dodgers to one run on two hits over the last five innings of the game. Josh Hader qualified for his fourth victory. The game was delayed for 23 minutes when the power went out between the first and second innings. Milwaukee has won 16-out-of-21 games against the National League West. Manager Craig Counsell was proud of the way his team found a way to win.
Thames agreed, calling it a big win.
Wade Miley starts for the Brewers tonight. Milwaukee is one game behind the Cubs in the Central Division standings.
–NL Central Division
Milwaukee 5, Los Angeles 2
St. Louis Cardinals 5, Colorado Rockies 4 (10)
Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, idle