Yelich hits 23rd homer as Brewers power past Marlins 5-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) After being humbled by the lowly Miami Marlins two days in a row, the Milwaukee Brewers bounced back Thursday with their usual home run power.

Christian Yelich hit his major league-leading 23rd homer and Mike Moustakas added two homers to lead the Brewers to a 5-1 win over the Marlins.

''Obviously, they beat us up pretty good the first two nights,'' Yelich said. ''You just got to turn the page and change the momentum and get something positive going. We were able to put it behind us early and just go back to playing our game.''

The Brewers salvaged the final game of the three-game series after getting outscored a combined 24-3 in the first two games. The Brewers are a percentage point behind the Central-leading Chicago Cubs.

The Marlins, with the worst record in the National League, had won seven of nine and 13 of 18 overall.

''Nobody is going to quit,'' Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. ''There's going to be some bad days. That's a baseball season. We're going to be challenged by that. We're going to be challenged by adversity. We're going to be challenged by playing a couple games that we don't like how it turned out and how we performed. We know we've got to answer the bell the next day and the guys are continuing to do that.''

Yelich hit his two-run homer in the first and Moustakas added his first of the game later in the inning to give the Brewers a 3-0 lead. Moustakas homered again in the fourth to make it 4-0. Ryan Braun added an RBI single in the seventh.

Freddy Peralta (3-2), making a spot start, struck out nine and gave up one run in six innings. Josh Hader struck out three in 1 1/3 innings for his 14th save in 15 chances.

Peralta didn't allow a ball out of the infield until giving up a leadoff double to Austin Dean in the fourth inning. Then he struck out Garrett Cooper, Brian Anderson and Starlin Castro to leave Dean stranded.

From the second through fourth innings, Peralta struck out eight of nine batters.

''Just being aggressive in the game on the mound,'' Peralta said. ''I know that my fastball is a little bit uncomfortable when I hit in the right spot. That's why I tried to be aggressive and the speed just comes.''

Peralta was making his first start since May 13, when he gave up two runs and seven hits in four innings against the Phillies. Peralta, in his second season with Milwaukee, was needed as a starter after Jhoulys Chacin joined Gio Gonzalez on the IL.

It was Peralta's best outing since his April 3 start against the Reds, when he gave up two hits and struck out 11 in eight shutout innings.

Miami's Caleb Smith (3-4) allowed four runs and six hits in five innings. He has lost four of his past five starts.

''Just three pitches and they scored four runs,'' Smith said. ''You leave pitches over the middle of the plate, they're going to hit at any level.''

Trailing 5-1, Miami loaded the bases in the eighth with two outs against reliever Jeremy Jeffress. Hader replaced him and struck out Castro to end the threat.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: CF Lorenzo Cain, who left in the ninth on Wednesday because of a jammed right thumb, was back in the starting lineup. He went 2 for 3 and scored two runs.

UP NEXT:

Brewers: RHP Brandon Woodruff (7-1, 3.82) faces RHP Rookie Davis (0-0, 5.87) in the first of a three-game series against the Pirates.

Marlins: RHP Jose Urena (4-6, 4.14) faces RHP Mike Soroka (6-1, 1.41) in the first of a three-game series against the Braves.

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  • W: F. Peralta (3-2)L: C. Smith (3-4)S: J. Hader (14)
  • HR: MIL - M. Moustakas 2 (18), C. Yelich (23)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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G. Cooper 1B30110111.278.365.456.8212.5
B. Anderson 3B30000012.246.329.388.7180.5
S. Castro 2B40000025.230.265.311.575-1.0
H. Ramirez RF40000030.329.368.427.795-1.5
J. Riddle CF30100010.182.234.364.5981.5
a- M. Prado PH00000100.239.267.304.5711.0
J. Alfaro C40000022.275.328.461.789-1.0
M. Rojas SS40000032.266.323.317.639-1.5
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c- C. Granderson PH10100000.200.292.381.6732.0
S. Romo P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Riddle in the 9th
  • b-doubled for Smith in the 6th
  • c-doubled for Guerrero in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF32200101.258.313.381.6957.0
C. Yelich RF41321011.328.439.7311.17010.5
R. Braun LF40110001.272.327.456.7832.0
J. Hader P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
H. Perez 2B40000013.252.295.435.730-0.5
M. Moustakas 3B42222001.267.328.575.90212.0
J. Aguilar 1B40100010.188.294.299.5930.5
O. Arcia SS40000001.255.322.415.7370.0
M. Pina C20000110.130.230.222.4520.5
J. Jeffress P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Gamel LF00000000.262.348.404.7520.0
F. Peralta P10000000.167.167.167.3330.0
Y. Grandal C10000000.277.373.534.9070.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Dean (5), J. Riddle (2), R. Herrera (6), C. Granderson (10)
    • RBI - G. Cooper (16)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Castro 5 (5), M. Rojas 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • HR - C. Yelich (23), M. Moustakas 2 (18)
    • SH - F. Peralta
    • RBI - C. Yelich 2 (51), R. Braun (32), M. Moustakas 2 (39)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Moustakas 2 (22)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain, C. Yelich, M. Moustakas, O. Arcia
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - L. Cain (6), C. Yelich (13)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Cooper-Rojas)
    • E - C. Smith (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Smith (L, 3-4)5.06442233.411.02-1.0
    A. Brice1.00000202.701.414.0
    T. Guerrero1.03110003.751.42-1.0
    S. Romo1.00000004.291.333.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Smith (L, 3-4)5.0
    A. Brice1.0
    T. Guerrero1.0
    S. Romo1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    F. Peralta (W, 3-2)6.04110905.111.4527.5
    J. Jeffress (H, 6)1.21001203.101.182.0
    J. Hader (S, 14)1.10001302.350.7210.5
    PITCHERSIP
    F. Peralta (W, 3-2)6.0
    J. Jeffress (H, 6)1.2
    J. Hader (S, 14)1.1
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Smith 83-59, A. Brice 9-9, T. Guerrero 22-18, S. Romo 14-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Smith 6-7, A. Brice 1-0, T. Guerrero 1-1, S. Romo 1-2
    • Batters Faced - C. Smith 23, A. Brice 3, T. Guerrero 5, S. Romo 3
    PITCHING
    • HBP - J. Jeffress (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - F. Peralta 91-62, J. Jeffress 27-16, J. Hader 23-16
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Peralta 7-2, J. Jeffress 1-2, J. Hader 1-0
    • Batters Faced - F. Peralta 22, J. Jeffress 8, J. Hader 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Dean LF40100002.186.197.322.5192.0
    G. Cooper 1B30110111.278.365.456.8212.5
    B. Anderson 3B30000012.246.329.388.7180.5
    S. Castro 2B40000025.230.265.311.575-1.0
    H. Ramirez RF40000030.329.368.427.795-1.5
    J. Riddle CF30100010.182.234.364.5981.5
    a- M. Prado PH00000100.239.267.304.5711.0
    J. Alfaro C40000022.275.328.461.789-1.0
    M. Rojas SS40000032.266.323.317.639-1.5
    C. Smith P10000010.056.056.056.111-0.5
    b- R. Herrera PH11100000.226.301.355.6563.0
    A. Brice P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    c- C. Granderson PH10100000.200.292.381.6732.0
    S. Romo P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    Total32151021414-----
    • a-walked for Riddle in the 9th
    • b-doubled for Smith in the 6th
    • c-doubled for Guerrero in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Cain CF32200101.258.313.381.6957.0
    C. Yelich RF41321011.328.439.7311.17010.5
    R. Braun LF40110001.272.327.456.7832.0
    J. Hader P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    H. Perez 2B40000013.252.295.435.730-0.5
    M. Moustakas 3B42222001.267.328.575.90212.0
    J. Aguilar 1B40100010.188.294.299.5930.5
    O. Arcia SS40000001.255.322.415.7370.0
    M. Pina C20000110.130.230.222.4520.5
    J. Jeffress P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    B. Gamel LF00000000.262.348.404.7520.0
    F. Peralta P10000000.167.167.167.3330.0
    Y. Grandal C10000000.277.373.534.9070.0
    Total315953248-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Dean (5), J. Riddle (2), R. Herrera (6), C. Granderson (10)
      • RBI - G. Cooper (16)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Castro 5 (5), M. Rojas 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • HR - C. Yelich (23), M. Moustakas 2 (18)
      • SH - F. Peralta
      • RBI - C. Yelich 2 (51), R. Braun (32), M. Moustakas 2 (39)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Moustakas 2 (22)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain, C. Yelich, M. Moustakas, O. Arcia
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - L. Cain (6), C. Yelich (13)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Cooper-Rojas)
      • E - C. Smith (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Smith (L, 3-4)5.06442233.411.02-1.0
      A. Brice1.00000202.701.414.0
      T. Guerrero1.03110003.751.42-1.0
      S. Romo1.00000004.291.333.0
      Total8.0955243---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Smith (L, 3-4)5.0
      A. Brice1.0
      T. Guerrero1.0
      S. Romo1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Peralta (W, 3-2)6.04110905.111.4527.5
      J. Jeffress (H, 6)1.21001203.101.182.0
      J. Hader (S, 14)1.10001302.350.7210.5
      Total9.05112140---
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Peralta (W, 3-2)6.0
      J. Jeffress (H, 6)1.2
      J. Hader (S, 14)1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Smith 83-59, A. Brice 9-9, T. Guerrero 22-18, S. Romo 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Smith 6-7, A. Brice 1-0, T. Guerrero 1-1, S. Romo 1-2
      • Batters Faced - C. Smith 23, A. Brice 3, T. Guerrero 5, S. Romo 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Jeffress (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Peralta 91-62, J. Jeffress 27-16, J. Hader 23-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Peralta 7-2, J. Jeffress 1-2, J. Hader 1-0
      • Batters Faced - F. Peralta 22, J. Jeffress 8, J. Hader 5
      • 7TH INNING
        Braun reached on an infield single to first, Cain scored, Yelich to third15
      • 6TH INNING
        Cooper singled to left center, Herrera scored14
      • 3RD INNING
        Moustakas homered to center04
      • 1ST INNING
        Moustakas homered to left center03
        Yelich homered to right center, Cain scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. Hader Pitching:
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • Martin Prado hit for JT Riddle
        • M. Prado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Prado walked
        • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Alfaro reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Prado out at second
        • M. Rojas: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • J. Jeffress Pitching:
        • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
        • Curtis Granderson hit for Tayron Guerrero
        • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike looking, Granderson doubled to left
        • A. Dean: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Dean grounded out to shortstop, Granderson to third
        • G. Cooper: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Cooper walked
        • Br. Anderson: Ball, Anderson hit by pitch, Cooper to second
        • Josh Hader pitching
        • Ben Gamel in left field
        • St. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Castro struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Sergio Romo pitching
        • M. Moustakas: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moustakas grounded out to first
        • J. Aguilar: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Aguilar popped out to second
        • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Arcia lined out to left
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Jeremy Jeffress pitching
        • Yasmani Grandal catching
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
        • J. Riddle: Strike swinging, Riddle flied out to right
        • J. Alfaro: Alfaro lined out to right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Tayron Guerrero relieved Austin Brice
        • Y. Grandal: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grandal popped out to first
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Foul, Cain singled to right
        • C. Yelich: Foul, Yelich reached on an infield single to third, Cain to second
        • R. Braun: Ball, Cain stole third, Yelich to second, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Braun reached on an infield single to first, Cain scored, Yelich to third
        • H. Perez: Strike looking, Foul, Perez grounded into double play shortstop to first, Braun out at second
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Rosell Herrera hit for Caleb Smith
        • R. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Herrera doubled to right
        • A. Dean: Ball, Ball, Dean grounded out to shortstop, Herrera to third
        • G. Cooper: Cooper singled to left center, Herrera scored
        • Br. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson flied out to deep right
        • St. Castro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castro fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Austin Brice pitching
        • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Aguilar struck out on foul tip
        • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Foul, Arcia grounded out to third
        • M. Pina: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pina struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • F. Peralta Pitching:
        • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to second
        • J. Riddle: Riddle doubled to left
        • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Alfaro struck out on foul tip
        • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Rojas grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Ca. Smith Pitching:
        • C. Yelich: Foul, Yelich singled to right
        • R. Braun: Braun flied out to deep right
        • H. Perez: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Perez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Yelich out at second
        • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Moustakas flied out to left
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • F. Peralta Pitching:
        • A. Dean: Strike looking, Foul, Dean doubled to left
        • G. Cooper: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Cooper struck out looking
        • Br. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • St. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Ca. Smith Pitching:
        • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Arcia grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Pina: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pina walked
        • F. Peralta: Peralta hit sacrifice bunt to third, Pina to second
        • L. Cain: Cain flied out to center
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • F. Peralta Pitching:
        • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Alfaro struck out on foul tip
        • M. Rojas: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Rojas struck out on foul tip
        • Ca. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ca. Smith Pitching:
        • R. Braun: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Braun lined out to right
        • H. Perez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Perez grounded out to third
        • M. Moustakas: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Moustakas homered to center
        • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Aguilar popped out to second
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • F. Peralta Pitching:
        • St. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castro grounded out to shortstop
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • J. Riddle: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ca. Smith Pitching:
        • M. Pina: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pina grounded out to shortstop
        • F. Peralta: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Peralta grounded out to third
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cain singled to center
        • C. Yelich: Cain to second on Smith throwing error, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • F. Peralta Pitching:
        • A. Dean: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Dean grounded out to shortstop
        • G. Cooper: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cooper grounded out to second
        • Br. Anderson: Strike swinging, Anderson grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ca. Smith Pitching:
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cain walked
        • C. Yelich: Yelich homered to right center, Cain scored
        • R. Braun: Strike swinging, Foul, Braun flied out to right
        • H. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • M. Moustakas: Moustakas homered to left center
        • J. Aguilar: Ball, Foul, Aguilar singled to shallow right center
        • O. Arcia: Arcia flied out to deep center
        • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)