The Milwaukee Brewers welcomed a rookie pitcher to the big leagues by touching him for three home runs in the first inning on the way to an 8-4 win over the Padres. The Brewers went back-to-back-to-back against San Diego starter Brett Kennedy, with Jesus Aguilar, Travis Shaw, and Eric Thames hitting “big flies.” Manager Craig Counsell spoke on his team’s ability to crush the ball.
Orlando Arcia and Christian Yelich also had home runs for Milwaukee as it evened the series at a game apiece. Starter Jhoulys Chacin won his 11th game while going six innings and allowing three runs. Counsell on Chacin.
Chacin was happy to have a bit of a cushion.
Junior Guerra starts tonight’s (Thursday’s) game for the Brewers, looking for his first victory since July 8th. Milwaukee had never produced five home runs by five different batters in a game before.
–NL Central Division
St. Louis Cardinals 7, Miami Marlins 1
New York Mets 8, Cincinnati Reds 0
Kansas City Royals 9, Chicago Cubs 0
Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Colorado Rockies 3