Four-run fifth inning gets Brewers past Marlins

The Brewers, who won twice in the three-game series, received solo home runs from Kolten Wong and Jace Peterson

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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich (22) rounds third base and scores a run during the fifth inning on Sunday against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot Park in Miami
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MIAMI — Rowdy Tellez stroked an RBI single as part of a four-run fifth inning and added a solo homer in the seventh, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-3 victory over the host Miami Marlins on Sunday.

Aaron Ashby earned a four-inning save, his first of the season, striking out eight while not allowing a run, hit or walk.

The Brewers, who won twice in the three-game series, received solo home runs from Kolten Wong and Jace Peterson.

The Marlins, who have lost 10 of their past 14 games, got a home run from Jorge Soler, his seventh of the season. After hitting just two homers in 20 April games, Soler has five in 14 May contests.

Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff (4-2) gave up three runs (one earned) on five hits over five innings with two walks and six strikeouts.


Marlins starter Elieser Hernandez (2-3) gave up five runs (two earned) on three hits over four innings with three walks and two strikeouts. Marlins reliever Louis Head allowed both runners he inherited from Hernandez to score.

Milwaukee shortstop Willy Adames left the game in the second inning with a sprained right ankle. Adames, Milwaukee's co-leader in homers with nine, was hurt on a slide while scoring in the first inning.

For the third straight game, Milwaukee took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Luis Urias' sacrifice fly scored Adames.

Miami took a 2-1 lead in the second on a bases-loaded two-run single from Payton Henry. The Marlins made it 3-1 in the third on Soler's homer that was pulled just inside the left-field foul pole.


In the fifth, Milwaukee tied the score 3-3 when the first two batters -- Peterson and Wong -- lofted solo homers to right-center. It was the third home run of the season for each.

The four-run fifth continued when Mike Brosseau reached base on shortstop Miguel Rojas' throwing error. After Christian Yelich walked, Tellez hit his go-ahead single off Head. Omar Narvaez added his own RBI single for a 5-3 lead.

Milwaukee closed its scoring with Tellez's homer in the seventh and Urias' RBI single in the eighth.



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