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.
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.
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.