Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 6/26/11
Time to break out the interleague brooms.
The Milwaukee Brewers took the game and the series from the Minnesota Twins today, 6-2, on a beautiful summer day in Milwaukee. Milwaukee hadn’t swept an interleague series since all the way back in 2010, which also came against the Twins.
Brewers’ starting pitcher Chris Narveson threw 6.2 quality innings, and looked much more comfortable today than his last time out. He also went 6.2 innings in a loss to Tamp Bay last week, but the difference today was the walks. Minnesota struck first, in the 2nd inning, but Narveson buckled down and held on, long enough for the Brewers’ offense to take over.
Milwaukee’s bats were quiet up until the 5th inning. Jonathan Lucroy triped to lead off the inning, but two quick outs almost ruined the rally. Nyjer Morgan brought him home and Ryan Braun hit a two run home run to take the lead for good. Milwaukee had gotten used to the early scoring punches before falling quiet late in games, but the Brewers put up 14 runs in the 5th inning or later against the Twins. When the Crew stays calm at the plate, their moments will come to them.
The Brewers get another day off tomorrow before kicking off the final road trip to end interleague play. They’ll travel to New York starting Tuesday, with Zack Greinke leading off versus the Yankees.
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