Brewers beat Seattle for winning interleague recordWisconsin Sports
- Brewers shut out Seattle 3-0, pushing them to six wins in the past seven games.
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers finished Interleague play 9-6 after shutting out Seattle 3-0 yesterday at Miller Park.
Rickie Weeks went 4-for-5, hit his 17th career lead-off homer, and fell a triple short of the cycle. Chris Narveson pitched eight innings for the longest outing of his career. It was also the first time in his 17 starts that he did not give up a run. The 28-year-old Narveson allowed four hits, walked a batter, and struck out seven as he improved to 7-and-4.
John Axford struck out the side in the ninth to earn his seventh save. Weeks' first-inning homer was the only scoring until the fifth, when Corey Hart doubled home a run and Prince Fielder singled home Milwaukee's final tally. The Mariners were held to just five hits, and did not get a runner past second base. Jason Vargas gave up all three Brewer runs in five innings to take his first loss since May fourth. He's now 6-and-3.
Seattle has now lost three-of-its-last-four, after trading with Cleveland for ex-Milwaukee slugger Russell Branyan late Saturday night. The Brewers have won six of their last seven, and they're now seven-and-a-half games behind first-place Cincinnati in the National League Central.
Milwaukee finished above .500 in Interleague play for the first time since 2007, and is now 93-106 all-time against the opposing league. The Brewers will host Houston tonight. Left-hander Manny Parra faces Astros' right-hander Bud Norris.