Brewers 6, Pirates 4


W: LaTroy Hawkins (3-1)
L: Jared Hughes (0-1)
SV: Axford (46)

HR: Prince Fielder (36,37, 38) Weeks (20)

MVP: Fielder (.651)
LVP: Hart (-.196)

Win Expectancy Graph



It was the Prince Fielder show tonight as he had his first-ever three home run game. His first tied the game at 1 and his other two were go-ahead home runs. The three now have him tied with Matt Kemp for the league-lead at 38.

Not to be outdone, Rickie Weeks hit his first home run since returning from the DL and it was spectacular - hitting off the middle of the glass windows on the NYCE Club. At 470 feet, it was the longest ever home run at Miller Park by a right-handed batter.

Despite being in the batting title race, I thought it was impressive that Ryan Braun wasn't pressing at the plate and instead took two walks.

Randy Wolf stuggled, lasting just 5.2 innings while giving up four runs on nine hits. He walked in a run with the bases loaded before getting pulled. Kam Loe got out of the bases loaded jam and then LaTroy Hawkins, K-Rod and John Axford each recorded a scoreless inning.

The save for Axford tied him for the NL lead.

The win gave this team 95 for the season, tying franchise record.

As of this writing, Dodgers and Diamondbacks were scoreless, so the win puts the Magic Number at 1, pending that outcome.

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