MILWAUKEE (AP) – Adrian Houser pitched effectively into the sixth inning andhome run, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Tuesday night. With two outs and no one on base in the second, he lined the first pitch from Daniel Castano over the wall in center field. Houser began day 2 for 28 (.071) with 21 strikeouts in his career at the plate.
Houser also put down a sacrifice bunt that helped score a run.
Houser (2-2) allowed three runs on five hits in 5 2-3 innings, striking out seven and walking one. Josh Hader pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth. He has not allowed a run this in eight appearances. Tyrone Taylor drove in three runs for Milwaukee.
Milwaukee took a 4-3 lead in the fifth on a triple by Keston Hiura andby Luis Urias off John Curtiss (2-1). The Brewers added an unearned run in the sixth when Pablo Reyes reached an and later scored on Taylor’s single. He followed Houser’s homer with his home run.
Jon Berti opened the seventh with a homer off Brent Suter to pull Miami within 5-4.
J.P. Feyereisen came on for Suter and struck out the only batter he faced in the seventh, and Devin Williams pitched a scoreless eighth.
Jesus Aguilar, who hit 35 home runs with Milwaukee in 2018, brought Miami even at 2- when he opened the fourth with his fourth homer.
The Marlins hustled across a run in the first. Jazz Chisholm Jr. beat out anto short, stole second, advanced to third on a groundout, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Aguilar.
Taylor’s groundout scored Jackie Bradley Jr. from third to put Milwaukee up 3-2 in the fourth. Houser’s bunt helped set up the run.
Marlins: After scoring in the first, Chisholm was replaced at second base in the bottom half of the inning by Jose Devers. Chisholmleft hamstring, the team announced.
Brewers: C Manny Pina was placed on thewith a fractured left big toe, and C Luke Maile was recalled from the alternate training site. INF Daniel Robertson was placed on the seven-day concussion IL, and OF Corey Ray was remembered.
The Brewers have not announced a starter for Wednesday’sagainst the Marlins. Manager Craig Counsell said it would not be RHP Patrick Weigel, who was recalled Tuesday from the alternate training site. RHP Sandy Alcantara (0-2, 3.34 ERA) will be making his sixth start.
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