Ryan Braun hit a three-run, go-ahead homer in the eighth and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Florida Marlins 4-1 on Friday night to move to the brink of their first division title since 1982.
Miguel Batista pitched six serviceable innings to earn his 100th win, David Wright hit a two-run single in a four-run third against the bumbling Marlins and the New York Mets hung on to beat Florida 7-5 Thursday night.
Clay Hensley achieved his goal of lasting longer than five innings. It just wasn’t good enough to beat Brandon Beachy on Friday night.
The Florida Marlins pitching rotation has taken its fair share of hits this season, most notably when Josh Johnson went down with an injury. So, the Marlins may look to the bullpen to find another starting pitcher.