Hardy, Cameron and Hall help Brewers win at Cleveland
The Milwaukee Brewers got some big contributions from slumping hitters last night when they beat the Indians in Cleveland, 7-5.
J.J. Hardy drove in two runs with a single and a ground-out, the first time since May 19 he had more than one RBI in a game.
Mike Cameron ended an 0-16 slump with an RBI triple. And Bill Hall - who was just 7 for his last 71, put the Brewers in front for good with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning that capped off a nine-pitch at-bat.
Milwaukee needed three runs in the eighth to survive a two-run rally by Cleveland in the ninth.
Hardy, Cameron, Jason Kendall, and Prince Fielder all had two hits apiece, as the Brewers out-slugged the Indians 12-10.
Second baseman Casey McGehee left in the seventh with a sore right knee. Yovani Gallardo got the win despite walking six in his five innings of work.
He struck out eight while giving up two runs on five hits, and he improved his record to 7-3.
Jeremy Sowers took the loss, giving up three runs in five innings. He fell to 1-4. Mark DeRosa homered in his third straight game, and Travis Hafner hit a two-run blast for Cleveland, which has lost three of its last four.
The Brewers have won two straight, and they still lead the National League Central by a game over St. Louis.
The Brewers and Indians will play again tonight. Right-hander Jeff Suppan faces Cleveland southpaw David Huff.