Hiura hits Crew back into win column

Bill Michaels
August 28, 2019 - 5:10 pm
Milwaukee Brewers

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MILWAUKEE – The Brewers successfully dodged a sweep at the hands of the Cardinals, Wednesday, taking game three 4-1 at Miller Park.

A trio of swings from Keston Hiura proved the difference. In the first inning, with Trent Grisham and Keston Hiura aboard, Hiura notched his first RBI of the afternoon – a groundout to shortstop that scored Grisham.

Leading off the Brewers’ half of the fourth inning, Hiura found his first hit of the afternoon. On a 3-0 pitch, Hiura got the green light. He connected with an up-and-out fastball to find the left field bleachers at Miller Park – his 16th home run of the season.

Come the eighth inning, following a two-out walk from Christian Yelich, Hiura struck again, driving a double down the left field line – his second hit and third RBI of the game.

Orlando Arcia contributed offensively, too, scoring Ryan Braun on a sacrifice fly in the second.

The offense backed up a stellar day from the Crew’s pitching staff. Starter Jordan Lyles went five and two-thirds innings, striking out nine, and surrendering just one run – a solo home run to Kolten Wong. Junior Guerra followed with one and two-thirds perfect innings with three strikeouts. Josh Hader sealed the deal; he threw two scoreless to earn his 26th save of the season.

Brewers Box in Brief

W: Jordan Lyles (9-8), S: Josh Hader (26)

HR: Keston Hiura (16)

RBI: Hiura 3 (43), Orlando Arcia (48)