In an afternoon affair in Miller Park, the Milwaukee Brewers avoid the sweep from the Seattle Mariners winning 4-2. Chase Anderson provided a solid starting performance going 5.1 innings giving up 3 hits, 2 runs (only 1 of which was earned) and struck out 6. After a rally in the sixth by Seattle, Matt Albers, Junior Guerra, and Josh Hader shut the door.
The Brewers did most of their scoring in the bottom of the fourth inning. Ryan Braun opened the inning by singling into centerfield. Braun would go to third on a double by Eric Thames. Mike Leake intentionally walked Travis Shaw hoping to set up a double play. With the bases loaded, Braun scored the first run of the game on a suicide squeeze as Chase Anderson was able to get the bunt down as Braun scampered towards home plate.
Orlando Arcia would send everyone home with his eleventh home run of the season and stake Milwaukee to a 4-0 lead.
The Mariners would get on the board with 2 runs. Daniel Voglebach doubled in the top of the sixth to score Domingo Santana. That would end Anderson’s day. Matt Albers replaced Anderson and immediately gave up a double to Tim Beckham that scored Vogelbach. That made the score 4-2.
That would be as close as the Mariners would get. Junior Guerra pitched a scoreless seventh. Josh Hader claimed the eighth and ninth and did what Josh Hader does resulting in his 19th save of the season.
Milwaukee returns to action tomorrow evening against the Pittsburgh Pirates. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 CT at Miller Park. Jhoulys Chacin will face off with Chris Archer. The game can be seen on Fox Sports Wisconsin and heard on WTMJ.