Hop on the bandwagon! The Milwaukee Brewers have the most wins in the National League (for now). The Milwaukee Nine smashed their way to victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks with four homers and some solid pitching.
The story of the day was the long ball, shocking I know. Right away in the first, the Crew took a three-run lead after Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer and Domingo Santana immediately followed that up with a bomb of his own.
Arizona would answer that with a two-run homer of their own in the bottom of the first, but that would be it for the Diamondbacks’ offense.
In the top of the second, Christian Yelich hit yet another home run. Then in the fourth, Tyler Saladino smacked his first out of the park home run of the year to put the Crew up 6-2. The Brewers would tack on a couple runs in the fifth with a groundout and Jonathan Villar double, bringing the score up to 8-2.
The offense stole the show, but the Brewers also got a solid performance from their starting pitcher. The two-run homer was the only hit Brandon Woodruff allowed in the game. Woodruff went five innings, allowing two runs, four walks and striking out six.
After Woodruff left the game, the bullpen would do as the Brewers bullpen does: shut it down. Matt Albers, Dan Jennings and Jorge Lopez combined for four innings, allowed three hits and struck out five.
Milwaukee gets a day off before taking on the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The series starts with Brent Suter (2-3, 5.14 ERA) taking the mound against Kyle Gibson (1-1, 3.43 ERA). First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.