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Brewers 6, Cardinals 3: Gerardo Parra bats 3rd

The lineup wasn't pretty but it got the job done to get the Brewers their 4th win of the year.

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W: Michael Blazek, 1-0

L: Lance Lynn, 1-2

HR: Adam Lind (3), Mark Reynolds (1) Box

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The Brewers avoided a sweep and broke loose for an unlikely 6 runs while Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez got days off. A full half (2 out of 4) of their wins on the year have now come against the Cardinals.

The 2-3-4 hitters in the Sunday lineup put 3 runs on the board in the bottom of the third inning. Logan Schafer singled, Gerardo Parra shot a triple into the right field corner, and then Adam Lind hit a long home run to right-center.

Mike Fiers was in big trouble early, escaping 2 on in the first and bases-loaded jams in the second and third innings. He gave up a run on a Jhonny Peralta hit in the 4th, and then a very long home run to Mark Reynolds to lead off the 5th. With Fiers near 90 pitches, Roenicke hooked him with no outs in the 4th and went to Michael Blazek. Blazek worked 2 clean innings and earned his first major league win.

The Brewers rallied again in the 5th. Parra, Elian Herrera, and Khris Davis each hit doubles, and Hector Gomez drove in Davis with a single to cap the 3-run inning.

Jonathan Broxton gave up a run of the cushion in the 8th but there was not much drama the rest of the way as the Brewers cruised to a 6-3 win.