MILWAUKEE, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU)The Milwaukee Brewers have a five-game winning streak after beating Toronto 6-to-1 last night at Miller Park. The Brewers scored twice in both the first and third innings and never looked back.
Mike Fiers pitched another gem in place of the injured Matt Garza. Fiers retired the final 18 batters he faced, giving up one run in seven innings on two hits with six strikeouts. He improved to 3-and-1.
Blue Jays' starter J-A Happ gave up four runs in three-and-a-third frames. It was his shortest outing since May 10th, as he fell to 8-and-8. Munenori Kawasaki drove in the only run for Toronto, which has now lost six-of-seven.
Milwaukee banged out seven doubles, two each by Jonathan Lucroy and Aramis Ramirez. Khris Davis drove in two runs with a double and a sacrifice fly. Lucroy, Ramirez, Rickie Weeks, and Ryan Braun drove in one run apiece, as the Crew maintained a two-and-a-half game lead over second-place Saint Louis in the National League Central Division.
Third-place Pittsburgh lost its seventh straight and fell to seven games back. Fourth-place Cincinnati lost to the Cardinals to drop to ten games back. The Reds have dropped four straight.
The Brewers close out their short two-game series against Toronto this afternoon at Miller Park. Right-hander Jimmy Nelson starts for the Crew against Blue Jays' right-hander R-A Dickey.