Brewers Even Up Series With 8-4 Win Over Marlins

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 04: Norichika Aoki #7 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a two run home run against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 4, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

W: Kameron Loe (6-4)
L: Mike Dunn (0-2)
S: John Axford (24)

HR: Norichika Aoki (7), Jeff Bianchi (3), Giancarlo Stanton (30), Gorkys Hernandez (1, first of career)

MVP: Norichika Aoki (+.386)
LVP: Shaun Marcum (-.279)

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The Brewers bounced back from a tough loss Monday and got some power from unlikely sources en route to an 8-4 win at Marlins Park tonight.

The Crew took a 3-0 lead in the second when Norichika Aoki hit a two-run homer, his seventh of the season and a rare event in the spacious new Marlins Park. Aoki came to the plate again with a man on in the seventh and drove another ball to the wall in left-center to tie the game at four. Finally, Jeff Bianchi blew the game open in the eighth with a three run home run to give the Crew an 8-4 lead they would not reliinquish.

All told, the Brewers scored five unanswered runs in the seventh and eighth to put the game away. Aoki, Rickie Weeks and Ryan Braun all had multiple hits in the game.

Shaun Marcum's return from injury continued to underwhelm tonight, as he was unable to finish the sixth inning and allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk, striking out three. He's allowed eleven runs (seven earned) in three starts since coming off the DL.

This series continues tomorrow night with Wily Peralta making his first major league start against Nathan Eovaldi at 6:10.

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