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Miami scores two in the eighth to defeat Milwaukee

Ellsworth,Wisconsin 54011
Pierce County Herald
Miami scores two in the eighth to defeat Milwaukee
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

MIAMI - The Milwaukee Brewers blew an eighth-inning lead and lost at Miami last night, 5-4.

Giancarlo Stanton crushed the first pitch he saw off Jim Henderson with two out in the bottom of the eighth. The two-run homer came in Stanton's second game since he missed over a month with a leg injury. Henderson blew his first save chance of the year, and the loss dropped his record to 2-and-2. The Brewers had scored twice in the seventh to take their short-lived lead. Yuniesky Betancourt hit an RBI-triple, and Scooter Gennett brought Betancourt home with a sacrifice bunt. Aramis Ramirez and Jonathan Lucroy also had RBI's for Milwaukee, which ended a four-game winning streak. Norichika Aoki ended his 11-game hitting streak, as well as his string of 72 plate appearances without striking out. Ryan Braun missed his second straight game with a lingering thumb injury. The Milwaukee defense has now played a season-high eight straight games without an error. Derek Dietrich hit a two-run homer for Miami, which has now won three-of-its-last-four. Chad Qualls pitched a perfect eighth to get the win. He's 2-0. Steve Cishek threw a scoreless ninth for his seventh save.

The Brewers remain just percentage points out of last place in the National League Central, after the cellar-dwelling Cubs lost again. The Brewers will close out their series at Miami tonight. Right-hander Alfredo Figaro goes against Marlins' righty Kevin Slowey.