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Brewer Bats Break Out, Beat Diamondbacks 11-3

Ryan Braun was one of three Brewers to homer in the first inning.
Ryan Braun was one of three Brewers to homer in the first inning.

W: Yovani Gallardo (11-6)
L: Barry Enright (1-4)

HR: Corey Hart (13), Ryan Braun (17), Yuniesky Betancourt 2 (7), Rickie Weeks (19), Brandon Allen (2)

MVP: Yuniesky Betancourt (+.129)
LVP: Prince Fielder (-.052)

Win Expectancy Graph And Star Of The Game Voting

For once, a Brewer game was over early on the road and it wasn't because their starting pitcher melted down in the first.

The Brewer bats struck early and often tonight against Diamondbacks starter Barry Enright, connecting for three home runs in the first inning to stake Yovani Gallardo to a 5-0 lead before he even took the mound for the first time. He struggled a bit at times tonight but allowed just one earned run (two others were unearned) on four hits over six innings, walking one and striking out six. 

Meanwhile, the Brewers scored five in the first, one in the third on a booming homer by Rickie Weeks, and three more in the sixth on an HBP and two walks with the bases loaded to put the game out of reach. Yuniesky Betancourt had two of the five Brewer homers in the game, picking up the first multi-homer game of his career. Prince Fielder was the only Brewer starter held hitless: He went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts. In addition to going 1-for-3, Nyjer Morgan was hit by pitches twice.

Craig Counsell made a pinch hit appearance in the seventh inning and grounded out. He's now 0-for his last 33.