Milwaukee 8, Miami 4

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Marlins Ballpark
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Mark Carlson, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Chris Conroy,
Attendance - 23403

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Milwaukee 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 8 11 0
Miami 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 66-69 41-28 25-41 W1
Miami 60-76 31-36 29-40 L1


Brewers 8, Marlins 4: Ryan Braun’s tapper plated the go-ahead run and Norichika Aoki and Jeff Bianchi each homered and had three RBIs apiece as visiting Milwaukee won for the 12th time in 15 games.

Braun had a run-scoring double off the base of the center-field fence in the opening inning and his two-out, 50-foot infield single down the third-base line in the seventh inning drove in Aoki with the tiebreaking run as the Brewers handed Miami its fifth loss in six games.

Aoki drove in the tying run with a double into the left-center field gap off Mike Dunn (0-2) earlier in the frame prior to Braun’s go-ahead hit. Bianchi added a three-run blast in the eighth to give Milwaukee a nice cushion.

John Axford retired the final batter with two men on base in the ninth for his 24th save in 32 opportunities.

Milwaukee had an early 3-0 lead on Braun’s first-inning double and Aoki’s two-run homer in the second.

Miami tallied in the bottom of the second on a run-scoring single by Donnie Murphy and tied the score at 3-3 in the third when Giancarlo Stanton smashed a two-run homer – his 30th of the season – over the fence in straight-away center.

The Marlins took the lead in the fifth on Gorkys Hernandez's first career homer.

Kameron Loe (6-4) threw two pitches and retired the final batter of the sixth to pick up the victory.

Milwaukee’s Shaun Marcum gave up four runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. Marlins starter Wade LeBlanc allowed three runs and five hits in six innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Braun had his third consecutive two-hit outing and has six multihit games in the last nine contests. … Stanton is the 10th player in major-league history with multiple 30-homer seasons before the age of 23. He hit 34 last year. … Aoki had two hits and is 13-for-31 during an eight-game hitting streak. … Marlins SS Jose Reyes stole a base for his fifth steal in four games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Miami
Shaun Marcum Player Wade LeBlanc
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.2 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 1
7 Hits 5
6.35 ERA 4.50
Milwaukee   Miami
Norichika Aoki Player Giancarlo Stanton
2 Hits 2
3 RBI 1
1 HR 1
6 TB 5
.400 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 11 2 19 .289 7 7 8 1 0 0
Miami 9 2 15 .257 15 9 4 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Marlins have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .421 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Brewers have a W/L % of .492 after a win and .486 after a loss.
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