Milwaukee 8, Toronto 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Miller Park
Temperature - 89°
Umpires - Home Plate - Kerwin Danley, First Base - Paul Nauert, Second Base - Doug Eddings, Third Base - Alan Porter,
Attendance - 33077

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Toronto 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 9 0
Milwaukee 0 5 0 0 1 0 2 0 8 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 35-34 19-15 16-19 L1
Milwaukee 32-37 18-18 14-19 W1

Recap


Brewers 8, Blue Jays 3: Martin Maldonado hit one of three homers in a five-run second inning that lifted the Brewers to an easy win over visiting Toronto.

Corey Hart and Carlos Gomez also went deep in the second and Ryan Braun added a two-run shot in the seventh as the Brewers took two of three from the Jays to even their home record at 18-18.

The four homers provided plenty of support for winning pitcher Yovani Gallardo (6-5), who won for the fourth time in his past five decisions. Gallardo allowed three runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings while striking out seven.

Jays counterpart Joel Carreno (0-2) absorbed the loss, charged with five runs on five hits over three frames.

Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion opened the scoring in the second frame, blasting a Gallardo breaking ball over the center-field wall for his 20th of the campaign. It's the first time in his career that Encarnacion has hit 20 homers before the All-Star break.

The Brewers quickly drew even in the bottom half of the inning as Hart smashed a Carreno offering the opposite way, barely clearing the right-field wall for his 15th of the year. Milwaukee went ahead for good later in the frame after Cody Ransom drew a two-out walk and Maldonado followed with a shot to the bullpen in left-center.

Gallardo then doubled to deep center field and came around to score on Gomez's two-run blast that sailed into the second deck down the left-field line.

Nyjer Morgan made it a 6-1 game in the fifth with a bloop single down the right field line that brought home Gomez, who walked and stole second base.

Colby Rasmus chased Gallardo in the seventh with an RBI double and Encarnacion was hit with the bases loaded to make it a 6-3 game, but Tim Dillard struck out Kelly Johnson to end the threat.

The Brewers got both runs back in the bottom half, as Braun clubbed a two-run shot deep into the seats in right-center for his 20th of the year.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Toronto 3B Brett Lawrie left in the eighth inning after experiencing discomfort in his right leg following a slide into second base. ... The Blue Jays are the first major-league team with two 20-home run hitters. Jose Bautista leads the club with 22. ... Maldonado has five home runs in just 61 at-bats since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville at the end of May. He finished 3-for-4 Wednesday. ... Morgan's RBI was his first of the season that didn't come courtesy of a solo home run. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Milwaukee
Joel Carreno Player Yovani Gallardo
Loss W/L Win
3.0 IP 6.2
3 Strikeouts 7
5 Hits 7
15.00 ERA 4.05
Hitting
Toronto   Milwaukee
Edwin Encarnacion Player Ryan Braun
2 Hits 3
2 RBI 2
1 HR 1
5 TB 7
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 9 1 13 .257 19 11 3 3 0 0
Milwaukee 12 4 28 .353 12 7 8 3 3 0

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Brewers have a W/L % of .419 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .424 after a loss.