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Brewers 6, Marlins 0

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MILWAUKEE -- The last team in the major leagues to produce a shutout this season, the Brewers now have seven in the team's last 30 games.

Including two straight over Miami.

Yovani Gallardo and four relievers combined on a five hitter and Jonathan Lucroy and Rickie Weeks belted home runs in Milwaukee's 6-0 victory over the Marlins on Saturday night, extending Miami's scoreless streak to 24 innings.

"Yovani had great command today. He was really efficient," Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said. "When we command the ball we're tough to get a lot of runs off of and the relievers keep doing their jobs."

Roenicke said he was confident his staff would come around during their 67-game stretch to start the season without a shutout.

"Some of the guys we knew were going to pitch well eventually," he said. "We all knew that sooner or later [Wily] Peralta was going to put it together once he got his command. We knew [Gallardo] was going to pitch better. It's good to see.

"Early in the season we were getting down by so many runs early. It was tough on the offense. It was tough to stay in a ball game."

That the Brewers pitchers have faced the NL's worst offensive team the past two games shouldn't diminish the accomplishments of his staff, Roenicke said.

"I just know when we don't pitch well everyone hits us hard," he said.

Gallardo (8-8) gave up five hits in 6 1-3 innings, striking out five and walking two.

Lucroy collected four hits in four at-bats and finished a triple short of a cycle.

"He can really hit," Roenicke said. "This year, I know he didn't start off well. But we really believe this is a guy who can drive in runs and hit for average."

Lucroy knew he'd come around.

"It's just a matter of putting the work in," he said. "I'm trying to stay within myself and find an approach that works. I'm pretty much keeping it simple."

The Brewers continued their dominance at home against the Marlins, having won 13 of the last 16 games at Miller Park, dating to 2009.

The Brewers got to Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi (2-1) for two runs in the first inning. Norichika Aoki and Jean Segura hit back-to-back singles to start the frame and Ryan Braun followed with a two-run double off the base of the center field wall. The Brewers loaded the bases later in the inning but failed to score.

The Brewers extended their lead to 3-0 in the third when Lucroy hit a home run that caromed off the heel of the glove of Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton.

"Baseball is a crazy game," Lucroy said. "I told [Stanton] I owe him dinner when we play in Miami next year."

Stanton was frustrated by his failure to make the catch.

"Little things like that hurt us. It wouldn't have been a homer," he said.

Weeks led off the fourth inning with a homer to center field. Jeff Bianchi followed with a double and later scored on Aoki's single, giving the Brewers a 5-0 advantage. Lucroy's double drove in another run, as the Brewers sent eight batters to the plate in the inning.

Eovaldi surrendered 10 hits and six runs in four innings. He struck out five and walked two. Miami's bullpen held Milwaukee scoreless over the final four innings.

"Most of the counts, I was behind and the ball was up in the zone. It's frustrating. It's tough to pitch like that," Eovaldi said.

Lack of control hurt Eovaldi, Miami manager Mike Redmond said.

"He struggled with his command, he was up in the zone with his fastball, and they hit him pretty good," Redmond said.

The Marlins' loaded the bases in the sixth inning with one out, but Logan Morrison grounded into an inning-ending double play.

"I thought we came out flat these first two games, especially offensively," Redmond said. "We're getting completely shut down. We're not getting guys on base and we're not getting big hits."

Notes

As part of a Negro Leagues tribute, the Brewers wore reproduction uniforms of the Milwaukee Bears, the city's 1923 representative in the Negro National League. The Marlins donned uniforms of the Minor League Miami Marlins, who were a Triple-A franchise in the International League. The Miami uniforms featured a patch commemorating Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige, who played in the Negro Leagues from 1926-47 and once played for the Marlins. .The Brewers honored former Negro Leagues players George "Jo-Jo" Altman and Lonnie "Showboat" Harris in a pregame ceremony. .With a third-inning single, Miami SS Adeiny Hechavarria has a hit in 14 of his last 15 games.. In a 30-minute first inning, Gallardo threw 25 pitches and Eovaldi totaled 32.

 
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Players of the Game
Milwaukee

J. Lucroy
AB 4
R 1
H 4
HR 1
RBI 2
Milwaukee

Y. Gallardo
IP 6.1
H 5
ER 0
BB 2
K 5
 
Miami Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS4010001 .248
Ed Lucas, 3B4010001 .269
Giancarlo Stanton, RF3000100 .241
Logan Morrison, 1B3000112 .272
Marcell Ozuna, CF3000101 .266
Derek Dietrich, 2B4020021 .219
Justin Ruggiano, LF2000021 .207
   a-Donovan Solano, PH1000001 .266
   b-Placido Polanco, PH1000001 .250
Jeff Mathis, C3000003 .194
Nate Eovaldi, P1000010 .083
   Juan Pierre, LF2010012 .243
Totals3105037  
a-flied out for Slowey in the 7th
b-grounded out for Dunn in the 9th
Batting
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Hechavarria-Dietrich-Morrison
Miami Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Nate Eovaldi (L,2-1) 41066252 4.15
Kevin Slowey 2000040 3.91
Chad Qualls 1100020 2.82
Mike Dunn 1100000 2.76
Pitches-Strikes - Nate Eovaldi 83-53, Kevin Slowey 25-20, Chad Qualls 13-10, Mike Dunn 13-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Nate Eovaldi 4-2, Chad Qualls 1-0, Mike Dunn 3-0
Batters Faced - Nate Eovaldi 23, Kevin Slowey 6, Chad Qualls 4, Mike Dunn 4
Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Norichika Aoki, RF5221011 .294
Jean Segura, SS4120000 .326
Ryan Braun, LF4012022 .299
Jonathan Lucroy, C4142000 .286
Carlos Gomez, CF3000135 .292
Juan Francisco, 1B4000024 .248
Rickie Weeks, 2B3111100 .225
Jeff Bianchi, 3B4120023 .247
Yovani Gallardo, P2000010 .256
   a-Yuniesky Betancourt, PH1000001 .197
Totals346126211  
a-hit into fielder's choice for Kintzler in the 8th
Batting
2B - Ryan Braun (14, Eovaldi), Jonathan Lucroy (10, Eovaldi), Jeff Bianchi (4, Eovaldi)
HR - Jonathan Lucroy (14, Eovaldi), Rickie Weeks (10, Eovaldi)
SH - Yovani Gallardo (5)
RBI - Norichika Aoki (20), Ryan Braun 2 (38), Jonathan Lucroy 2 (54), Rickie Weeks (22)
2-OUT RBI - Jonathan Lucroy (20)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Bianchi-Weeks-Francisco, Bianchi-Weeks-Francisco-Weeks-Segura-Francisco
E - Juan Francisco (10, Throwing)
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Yovani Gallardo (W,8-8) 6.1500250 4.58
Brandon Kintzler 1.2000010 3.27
Donovan Hand 0.1000100 3.27
Mike Gonzalez 0.1000010 2.97
Burke Badenhop 0.1000000 4.10
Pitches-Strikes - Yovani Gallardo 105-65, Brandon Kintzler 19-13, Donovan Hand 9-5, Mike Gonzalez 5-4, Burke Badenhop 3-2
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yovani Gallardo 10-3, Brandon Kintzler 3-1, Burke Badenhop 1-0
Batters Faced - Yovani Gallardo 25, Brandon Kintzler 5, Donovan Hand 2, Mike Gonzalez 1, Burke Badenhop 1
Game Information
Attendance - 37446
Game Time - 2:51
Temperature - 73
Umpires - Home - Larry Vanover, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Manny Gonzalez, Third Base - Tony Randazzo