Gallardo (3-3), who delivered a walk-off double as a pinch hitter
in Tuesday’s 7-6 win, allowed three runs on four hits and five walks
to post his first win since April 6. Pinch hitter Rickie Weeks and
Carlos Gomez each added an RBI single and Scooter Gennett also drove
in a run for the Brewers.
Nelson Cruz homered twice to push his major league-leading total to
19 and Manny Machado added an RBI single for the Orioles. Bud Norris
(3-5) was charged with four runs on five hits and three walks in six
innings as Baltimore pitching surrendered at least six runs for the
third straight game.
Gomez followed a pair of one-out walks with a single to right in the
first to give Milwaukee a quick lead, but Cruz came up with one out
in the second and sent a 1-0 fastball into the Orioles bullpen to
knot it up. Braun squeezed a double inside the first-base bag in the
bottom of the inning for a pair of two-out RBIs, giving the Brewers
the lead for good.
Cruz sent his second solo homer to straightaway center in the sixth
and Machado’s single in the seventh cut the deficit to 4-3, but
Baltimore's relievers could not keep it close. Brad Brach
surrendered hits to the first two batters in the eighth and Brian
Matusz came on to yield Weeks’ RBI single before Davis' towering
three-run blast to left put away the game.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Cruz has seven homers in his last nine contests and
hit three in the three-game series. … Davis went 7-for-11 with five
RBIs and homered in each of the three games against the Orioles. …
Baltimore continues its road trip by visiting Houston on Thursday,
while the Brewers get the day off before hosting the Chicago Cubs on
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