Bullpen shines as Crew completes sweep of Marlins

Bill Michaels
September 12, 2019 - 3:50 pm

MIAMI -- The Brewers bullpen tossed five perfect innings in a series-sweeping 3-2 win over the Marlins, Thursday. The victory extended the Crew's winning streak to seven games -- a season high.

Gio Gonzalez threw four, two-run innings in the start but did not qualify for the winning decision. Freddy Peralta, who threw two perfect innings in the seventh and eighth, earned the win -- his sixth of the season.

Also in on the perfect bullpen outing were Ray Black (fifth), Drew Pomeranz (sixth) and Josh Hader whose 31st save of the season closed out the ninth. 

Ryan Braun, donning Christian Yelich's No. 22 jersey under his own for good luck once again, belted a two-run home run in the third that turned out to be the go-ahead. Mike Moustakas scored Lorenzo Cain on a sacrifice fly in the first.

Brewers Box in Brief

W: Peralta (6-3), S: Hader (31)

HR: Braun (19)

RBI: Braun 2 (62), Moustakas (82)