Milwaukee outfielder Christian Yelich spent the first five seasons of his major league career in Miami with the Marlins. On Tuesday night he looked right at home.
Yelich went 3-for-5 at the plate with a pair of doubles and four runs driven in during Milwaukee’s 8-4 win over Miami. His two-run double in the top of the ninth inning gave the Brewers some extra insurance as they closed out the Marlins in the bottom half of the frame.
Milwaukee starter Jhoulys Chacin was credited with the win on the night. He pitched 5 2/3 innings allowing four runs on seven hits while striking out three. Reliever Corbin Burnes made his MLB debut by pitching two perfect innings with a strikeout. He earned the first save of his career.
Miami starter Pablo Lopez was roughed up early on as he allowed five runs in six innings on the mound. All five runs were earned and given up within the first two innings of the game. Lopez allowed five hits and struck out six on the night.
Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw also had a pair of runs batted in one Tuesday. He had a solo home run in the eighth inning that pushed Milwaukee’s lead to 6-4.
Milwaukee and Miami close out the three-game series on Wednesday night at Marlins Park. Freddy Peralta (4-1, 2.14 ERA) will start for the Brewers while Dan Straily (3-4, 4.55 ERA) will take the mound for the Marlins. First pitch is set for 6:10 p.m. CT.