MILWAUKEE (AP)– Rookie Matt Clark hit his first career home run, Wily Peralta pitched into the seventh inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins 4-1 Wednesday night.
Peralta (16-10) gave up one earned run and five hits in 6 2-3 innings to help Milwaukee snap a four-game losing streak and win for just the second time in its last 15 games. The right-hander also had an RBI for the Brewers, who remained 1 1/2 games behind Pittsburgh for the second wild-card spot.READ MORE: Boynton Beach Man Arrested After Remains Of Missing Woman Found In His Backyard
Francisco Rodriguez got the last three outs to reach 40 saves for the fifth time in his career.
Miami’s Jarred Cosart (4-2) allowed an earned run and four hits in six innings, striking out seven. He had won his last four decisions.
Marcell Ozuna hit his 22nd home run of the season to lead off the seventh for Miami.
Rodriguez, who gave up three runs in the ninth in a 6-3 loss Tuesday, last topped the 40-save mark in 2008 when he set a major league record with 62 while with the Los Angeles Angels.
The Brewers took a 1-0 lead in the third when Jean Segurareached second base when shortstop Adeiny Hechavarriafielded his ground ball and threw it over the head of first baseman Garrett Jones. As Segura went to second, Miami thought he failed to touch first. But when Cosart threw the ball to first to appeal the play, Segura took third and scored on the next pitch on Peralta’s sacrifice fly.
Official scorer Tim O’Driscoll initially ruled Segura’s advancement to third as a fielder’s choice. After discussing the play with the Elias Sports Bureau, however, he changed it to a stolen base.READ MORE: Miami-Dade PD Arrests 19-Year-Old Wanted For Deadly Triple Shooting
Clark, a September call-up making his second start, got his first career RBI on a sacrifice fly in the fourth. He then led off the bottom of the seventh with his homer to right for a 3-1 lead.
Marlins: Henderson Alvarez will start Friday and Brad Penny has been moved to the bullpen. Alvarez left his start on Sept. 1 because of a left oblique strain.
Brewers: Ryan Braun did not start for the second game in a row. The right fielder has been dealing with an injury to his right thumb that spread to his hand.
Marlins: Nathan Eovaldi (6-10) is 0-4 with a 4.91 ERA in his career against Milwaukee.
Brewers: Mike Fiers (5-2) is 0-2 in his career against the Marlins.
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