Braun belts career homer No. 100 in Brewers win
Braun became the second-fastest active player to hit 100 with his two-run shot in the first inning of Milwaukee’s 6-3 victory over Arizona on Friday. It was his 29th of the season, his first since Aug. 28.
“It’s difficult to hit one home run in this league. To get to 100 is pretty special,” said Braun, who has played in 400 major league games since joining the
Braun also doubled, driving in three runs as the
Milwaukee (67-73) broke a three-game losing streak and won for the only second time in seven games after scoring 10 runs in its previous six.
“We really haven’t been swinging the bats very well. It was nice to get going, especially early,” Braun said.
“Hopefully it will be contagious,” Milwaukee manager Ken Macha said.
Looper (12-6) gave up three earned runs in 5 2-3 innings for his eighth road victory this season. Looper, who tied his career high in wins, struck out three and walked one. He won 12 games in each of the last two years with St. Louis.
“That was a big one,” Looper said. “I was kind of looking forward to it. This is my third year starting, and I’ve gotten 12 wins every year. Hopefully I’ll get a few more chances this year.”
Parra doubled in
Parra’s two out-single in the sixth followed a single by
Davis gave up five runs and 11 hits in three-plus innings, leaving after surrendering one run on four consecutive singles to open the fourth inning.
“They hit some balls hard, and some balls found some holes. It started to unravel on him,” Arizona manager A. J. Hinch said. “Three of first four innings, leadoff runners got on, which is kind of a disaster for the rhythm of the game.”
NOTES: Arizona left-hander