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Milwaukee at New York

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Milwaukee (73-87) «300000100450
N.Y. Mets (73-87)010001000280

Brewers 4, Mets 2

CBSSports.com wire reports
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NEW YORK -- Norichika Aoki got some good news during batting practice and turned it into a great night all-around.

Aoki hit a leadoff homer, Khris Davis connected three batters later and Yovani Gallardo pitched the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.

Before the game, Aoki found out from Japanese reporters that Brewers owner Mark Attanasio said the team will pick up the outfielder's $1.5 million option for next season.

"I didn't know about it until I heard today, and I'm excited to be part of the Brewers again," Aoki said through a translator. "I'm very thankful."

Martin Maldonado also homered and Gallardo (12-10) went six innings to end his inconsistent season with a win.

The right-hander, who won 33 games over the previous two years, finished 4-1 with a 2.41 ERA in eight starts since returning from a strained left hamstring.

"Being on the DL for those two weeks just kind of lets you reset, kind of have a fresh start," Gallardo said. "And ever since then I've been feeling good."

The fourth-place Brewers are closing strong, too. They have won three straight and five of six, giving them nine victories in their last 10 road games against New York.

"We count on Yo. He's not a guy that I have a question mark about. So it's really important for him to finish well and knowing next year, coming into the season, that we're going to get the same guy that we've been used to for all these years. Somebody you can count on every time he's out there," manager Ron Roenicke said. "From when he came back off the DL, I don't have those questions anymore."

Brandon Kintzler worked a 1-2-3 eighth and Jim Henderson pitched a perfect ninth for his 28th save in 32 tries.

The punchless Mets played without All-Star third baseman David Wright, who sat out with a sore right thumb, and lost 4-2 to Milwaukee for the second consecutive game.

Wright was sidelined one night after he was hit in the helmet by an 86 mph changeup. The Mets reiterated that Wright's head is fine -- he said he passed all the concussion tests -- but the medical staff recommended he rest his thumb for a day.

The star slugger jammed his thumb when he hit the dirt after he was plunked by a pitch from Johnny Hellweg.

All-Star center fielder Carlos Gomez was back in the Brewers' lineup after serving a one-game suspension for touching off a bench-clearing fracas Wednesday in Atlanta when he admired his homer and yelled at Braves starter Paul Maholm.

Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez aggravated a left knee injury during the fray and has missed the last two games. Ramirez expected to take batting practice and could return this weekend, Roenicke said.

Jean Segura sat out his ninth consecutive game because of a strained right hamstring, but Roenicke said the All-Star shortstop would probably be available off the bench and might start Saturday.

Segura and Eric Young Jr. of the Mets are tied for the NL lead with 44 stolen bases.

Aoki sent the fourth pitch from Carlos Torres (4-6) to right field for his second career leadoff homer.

"He smoked it, too. That one really sounded good," Roenicke said.

Scooter Gennett struck out but reached on a wild pitch. One out later, Davis drove a hanging breaking ball to left for his 11th home run.

Davis grabbed at his left leg while trying to beat out an eighth-inning grounder in the eighth. He came out with a tight left hamstring and strained right quadriceps.

"I think he's OK. We're thinking more it's, he's kind of dehydrated and didn't probably drink as much water as he should," Roenicke said. "I'm hoping he'll be OK tomorrow."

Justin Turner knocked in a run with an infield single in the sixth to cut it to 3-2. New York had the bases loaded with one out, but Gallardo struck out Juan Lagares before Daniel Murphy tried to score from third on a pitch in the dirt.

Maldonado blocked the ball in front of him and scrambled back in time to tag Murphy, who tried to hurdle the catcher at home plate.

"Took a chance," Murphy said. "It's two outs, two strikes right there. Gallardo's out pitch is a curveball and I was looking for a dirtball and I got one. I just didn't trust the first read and once I hesitated, I was out. Probably should have shut it down but I didn't."

Notes

Milwaukee C Jonathan Lucroy made his ninth start this season at first base. ... Brewers prospect Jimmy Nelson makes his first major league start Saturday against RHP Aaron Harang. ... Mets LHP Jonathon Niese (8-8) will start the season finale Sunday against RHP Marco Estrada (7-4).

 
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Players of the Game
Milwaukee

K. Davis
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
New York

J. Turner
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 
Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Norichika Aoki, RF4121000 .289
Scooter Gennett, 2B4100021 .320
Jonathan Lucroy, 1B4000002 .278
Khris Davis, LF4122001 .279
   Brandon Kintzler, P0000000 .000
   Jim Henderson, P0000000 .000
Carlos Gomez, CF3000110 .278
Jeff Bianchi, SS4000022 .234
Yuniesky Betancourt, 3B4000020 .211
Martin Maldonado, C3111000 .169
Yovani Gallardo, P2000020 .211
   a-Juan Francisco, PH1000000 .228
   Robert Wooten, P0000000 .000
   Logan Schafer, LF0000000 .214
Totals3345419  
a-lined out for Gallardo in the 7th
Batting
HR - Norichika Aoki (8, Torres), Khris Davis (11, Torres), Martin Maldonado (4, Atchison)
RBI - Norichika Aoki (37), Khris Davis 2 (27), Martin Maldonado (22)
SB - Khris Davis (3, 2nd base off Torres/d'Arnaud)
Team LOB - 3
Fielding
DP - Betancourt-Gennett-Lucroy
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Yovani Gallardo (W,12-10) 6722160 4.18
Robert Wooten (H,8) 1100010 3.90
Brandon Kintzler (H,27) 1000010 2.72
Jim Henderson (S,28) 1000010 2.70
Pitches-Strikes - Yovani Gallardo 100-65, Robert Wooten 16-11, Brandon Kintzler 10-7, Jim Henderson 13-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yovani Gallardo 8-2, Brandon Kintzler 2-0
Batters Faced - Yovani Gallardo 24, Robert Wooten 4, Brandon Kintzler 3, Jim Henderson 3
New York (N.L.) Mets
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eric Young Jr., LF4000001 .249
Lucas Duda, 1B4120020 .228
Daniel Murphy, 2B4010001 .284
Justin Turner, 3B4121000 .283
Andrew Brown, RF3010110 .227
Juan Lagares, CF3001023 .247
Travis d'Arnaud, C4010011 .202
Wilfredo Tovar, SS3000022 .231
Carlos Torres, P2000010 .063
   Scott Atchison, P0000000 .000
   a-Mike Baxter, PH1010000 .192
   Pedro Feliciano, P0000000 .000
   Gonzalez Germen, P0000000 .000
Totals3228219  
a-singled for Atchison in the 7th
Batting
2B - Lucas Duda (16, Gallardo), Daniel Murphy (38, Gallardo)
SF - Juan Lagares (2)
RBI - Justin Turner (16), Juan Lagares (34)
Team LOB - 5
New York (N.L.) Mets
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carlos Torres (L,4-6) 6433172 3.44
Scott Atchison 1111011 4.00
Pedro Feliciano 0.1000000 4.22
Gonzalez Germen 1.2000010 4.05
WP - Carlos Torres (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Carlos Torres 100-67, Scott Atchison 13-9, Pedro Feliciano 2-2, Gonzalez Germen 11-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Carlos Torres 8-4, Scott Atchison 1-1, Pedro Feliciano 1-0, Gonzalez Germen 1-3
Batters Faced - Carlos Torres 24, Scott Atchison 4, Pedro Feliciano 1, Gonzalez Germen 5
Game Information
Attendance - 25276
Game Time - 2:40
Temperature - 63
Umpires - Home - Dale Scott, First Base - Todd Tichenor, Second Base - D.J. Reyburn, Third Base - C.B. Bucknor