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Brewers avoid sweep, beat Giants 7-5

The Brewers bats come alive early as they avoid a four-game sweep

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

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The Brewers entered this game attempting to avoid a four-game sweep by the San Francisco Giants. After being thrashed in the first three games, the Brewers still remained atop the division, but a four-game sweep would’ve been bad for morale, especially at home ahead of a day off.

Colin Rea got the start for the Brewers after being called up due to the injury to Wade Miley, while Alex Cobb got the start for San Francisco. The Brewers bats got busy early, as Yelich drew a leadoff walk and Owen Miller slapped a single into center. William Contreras would then hit a single, bringing home Yelich and advancing Miller. Brian Anderson would follow with a one-out double that scored both Miller and Contreras, giving the Brewers a 3-0 lead.

The Brewers added some insurance in the second inning when Owen Miller hit a two-run single to score both Yelich and Wiemer. Contreras then cranked a two-run home run that put the Brewers up seven runs. Mike Yastremski would answer back in the top of the third inning with a solo home run, putting the Giants in the run column.

Colin Rea would allow two singles to start the seventh inning and then gave up a three-run blast to Blake Sabol. Joel Payamps was then brought in to replace Rea and allowed a double and sacrifice fly, bringing the score to 7-5. Devin Williams closed the game with another four outs of work, helping the Brewers avoid the sweep.

Despite the win, Jesse Winker was a late scratch and Owen Miller was removed from the game after being hit by a pitch. Both players are day-to-day, so hopefully it remains that way as the Brewers try to avoid a continuation of the injury bug that has plagued the team through the first two months of the season.

The Brewers will now travel to Toronto for a series with the Blue Jays. Adrian Houser gets the start for the opener against Yusei Kikuchi for Toronto. The first game is on Tuesday at 6:07 p.m. CDT on Bally Sports Wisconsin and 620 WTMJ. For even more Brewers content, check out the Crew Talk podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify and follow on Twitter @CrewTalkFFSN.