The surging Milwaukee Brewers have climbed to within three games of the last National League Wild Card spot by completing a three game sweep of the Atlanta Braves. Milwaukee erupted for all eight runs in the fifth inning in Wednesday night's 8-2 victory at Miller Park. Trailing Paul Mahalom 2-0 into the fifth, Milwaukee's Rickie Weeks launched his 19th home run of the year, a three run shot that glanced off the top of the outfield wall in right center field for the lead. Travis Ishikawa later would lace a bases clearing, three run double to the right center field gap. At one point, seven straight batters reached on six hits and a walk. Yovani Gallardo worked seven innings for his 15th victory, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and striking out 6. The Brewers (72-71) moved above .500 for the first time since April and they're tied with Philadelphia, winners of seven in a row. All of the other Wild Card contenders lost again on Wednesday night. St. Louis (75-68) was swept by San Diego. The Los Angeles Dodgers (74-69) remain one game behind after they were swept by Arizona. The Cardinals and Dodgers open a big, four game series in Los Angeles Thursday night. Pittsburgh (72-70) remains two and a half games out after the dropped their sixth straight game in Cincinnati. After an off day Thursday, the Brewers welcome the New York Mets to Miller Park over the weekend.
Ag News 5:00 AM - 5:30 AM
On Air Now.