The Milwaukee Brewers (87-55) used a six-run fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie and get a 10-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians (69-70) inside Progressive Field.
The Brewers are 32-games over .500 for the first time in franchise history. The Brewers are now 47-24 on the road this season, which ties the the franchise record for most road wins in a season. The 1982 team went 47-33 on the road and went to the World Series.
Adrian Houser picked up the win to go to 9-6 on the season and lower his ERA to 3.25. Houser went six innings, allowing two unearned runs on one hit and five walks while striking out five batters.
Lorenzo Cain hit his third career grand slam to break the game open in the fifth inning. Side note: two of his three career grand slams have come against the Cleveland Indians.
The Cincinnati Reds did beat the St. Louis Cardinals tonight, so the Brewers still lead the NL Central by 12-games, but the magic number dropped to nine with the Brewers win.
Also, for those that have asked about my feelings of the Cleveland Indians changing their name after this season, here’s my response:
The Brewers and Indians will play game two of the three-game series tomorrow night. First pitch is scheduled for 5:10 PM (Central Time).
Corbin Burnes (9-4, 2.38 ERA) will start for Milwaukee.
Zach Plesac (10-4, 4.53 ERA) will start for Cleveland.