Six-run second carries Brewers to 16-4 victory over MinnesotaWisconsin Sports
-- Jonathan Lucroy homered twice, and he drove in a career-high seven runs as the Milwaukee Brewers crushed Minnesota 16-4 yesterday at Miller Park.
Jonathan Lucroy homered twice, and he drove in a career-high seven runs as the Milwaukee Brewers crushed Minnesota 16-4 yesterday at Miller Park. Lucroy belted his first career grand slam in the seventh inning, as he became the first Milwaukee catcher to hit in the cleanup spot since David Nilsson in 1999. The Brewers pulled away in the second by scoring six runs, which made it an 8-to-1 game. Zach Greinke struck out six in six innings as he improved to 14-and-0 at home since joining the Brew Crew at the start of 2011. Greinke improved to 5-and-1 on the year. Twins' starter Jason Marquis was chased in the second, after giving up eight runs on eight hits. He's now 2-and-4. Brewers' reliever Tim Dillard was ejected in the ninth for throwing behind Twins' batter Jamey Carroll. Corey Hart went 3-for-5 with a lead-off homer and two R-B-I's. Ryan Braun doubled twice and went 3-for-4 with four driven in. Slumping Brewers' second baseman Rickie Weeks was given the day off. Joe Mauer went 4-for-5 with a double for the Twins, which ended a four-game losing streak. The Brewers avoided getting swept by the Twins in a three-game series for the first time since 1978, when Milwaukee was in the American League. The Brewers return to National League play tonight against San Francisco. Left-hander Randy Wolf races Giants' southpaw Madison Baumgarner.