Christian Yelich homers twice in 11-3 win at Philadelphia

Christian Yelich continued his torrid start to the first two months of the season in a 11-3 Milwaukee win over Philadelphia Thursday afternoon.

The Brewers right fielder hit two solo home runs, giving him a MLB-best 18 on the year. It was his fifth multi-home run game of his career and he now has 43 homers since the all-star break (106 games) last July. His 40 RBI on the year is tied for the second-most in the majors and he raised his batting average to .342, which is third in the National League.

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Yelich wasn’t alone in lighting up the Phillies. Cather Yasmani Grandal hit a 3-run homer, his second of the series, while third baseman Mike Moustakas drilled a 2-run bomb in the ninth inning. Left fielder Ryan Braun also stayed hot, going 3-for-4 and three runs scored.

Zach Davies picked up the win by going six innings, allowing three runs — just one of them earned — as he maintained his 1.54 ERA. Coming in, that was the best mark in MLB and the second-best ERA through the first eight starts of a season in franchise history.

Milwaukee ended up taking three of four from the Phillies after losing the opener and are season-best tying eight games above .500.

The Brewers will head to Atlanta next for a three-game series with the Braves starting on Friday.

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