Brewers bats stay hot as they win 8-3



Minneapolis M.N. ~ The Milwaukee Brewers came into Minneapolis, their last stop in a ten game, three city road trip, ready to keep their hot bats alive. They did so Friday night, and with two Jesus Aguilar homeruns and a solid start by Brent Suter, the Crew defeated the Minnesota Twins 9-3 at Target Field.

The Brewers collected runs in six out of the nine innings, as they picked up a hit in every inning besides the first and the sixth. Jesus Aguilar led the offensive barracade with two homers, a single, and a walk. Ji-Man Choi, who got recalled from Class AAA Colorado-Springs last night, also homered, a mammoth shot to center-field in his first at bat. Jonathan Villar also picked up three hits, as he doubled, singled twice, and scored two runs.

Both of Aguilar’s big flies were hooking down the lines. His first homerun was long gone, a shot into the third deck into left, about five feet from the foul pole. His second blast was a line drive down the right field line, that actually hit the foul pole about two feet over the fence.

Brent Suter carried a shut-out into the bottom of the sixth inning, when he allowed a double, single, and sacrifice fly. Suter finished the outing going 5 2/3 innning, allowing one run, one walk, five hits, and six strikeouts.

Jeremy Jeffress came on to relieve Suter, and he ended the sixth with only one pitch needed. Jeffress surrendered a two-out single in the seventh inning, but finished the inning allowing no runs, making his ERA go down to 0.38. Boone Logan pitched the eighth inning. After two quick outs, Logan allowed a base hit and a two-run homer to Max Kepler, his second double of the night.

Corey Knebel got on the mound for the first time since lst Sunday, and he shut down the Twins in order with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Tomorrow, we will see if Freddy Perelta can match his impressive Major League debut when he takes the mound at 6:10.

By Jacob Szczap

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