Brewers hammer Philadelphia again in 12-3 victory

The Milwaukee Brewers have found their offense in Philadelphia.

After scoring 12 runs in a win on Friday night, the Crew matched that number with a 12-3 victory Saturday afternoon against the Phillies.

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Milwaukee trailed 3-2 in the sixth inning when pinch-hitter Ji-Man Choi drilled an opposite field grand slam to take the lead. It was the first pinch-hit home run of his career and his first ever grand slam.

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Though the grand slam came off of Luis Garcia, the runs scored were charged to former Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta. His final line included four earned runs in 5 1/3 innings, the most runs allowed in a home start for him this season. In fact, before Saturday he hadn’t allowed a run at home since April 25.

The Brewers added four more runs in the seventh, including a 2-run homer from second baseman Jonathan Villa. Pinch-hitter Hernan Pérez capped the scoring with a run-scoring single in the ninth.

The offensive explosion marked the first time since May 13 and 14 of last season that Milwaukee scored a double-digit number of runs in back-to-back games. And it comes after the club had scored just 12 runs total in its previous five game combined.

Brent Suter got the win to move to 6-4 on the year. He went 5 innings, giving up three runs on four hits and striking out five. Pitching for the first time in a week, Josh Hader threw a scoreless sixth, including one strikeout.

With the win, Milwaukee moved to 3-4 on its current road trip. The Brewers will go for the sweep of Philadelphia on Sunday.

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