The score of the box
It's Mike Moustakas birthday. It was also his first match in training since September 2nd. It was a match to remember. Moose hit two homers to guide the Milwaukee Brewers to a tough 7-5 win over the Miami Marlins.
The match began in a vivid manner when pre-game forward Trent Grisham scored a goal to take a quick 1-0 lead. Unfortunately, Zach Davies returned the race at the end of the race on a bag of Starling Castro. Miami would then take its only lead in the second run after Magneuris Sierra chose Harold Ramirez.
Moose would show up for his first big moment of the game in the top of the third. With Cory Spangenberg and Yasmani Grandal on board, Mike Moustakas started a three-run circuit. This is his first circuit since August 21st and his 32nd of the season.
The Marlins would not be defeated without a fight tonight. Craig Counsell coached Davies at the bottom of the fifth inning when he let a hitter reach and a southpaw came to the plate. Alex Claudio was summoned for the left-left match, but allowed fellow countryman Isan Diaz, a former Brewer farmer. Jay Jackson replaced Claudio and immediately made the draw to Garrett Cooper, another former Brewer.
That was the case for the teams until the beginning of the ninth inning. With two outs, Grandal made a huge march to evoke the Moustakas, now 32 years old. Moose launched its 33rd circuit of the season in depth, placing Milwaukee on two.
Josh Hader was sent to get the backup. Hader eliminated three of the four batters he faced, allowing only one in two to Miguel Rojas.
After a loss to the Rockies against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Brewers only have four games to play in the center of the NL. The Chicago Cubs still play the Padres at that time. If they lose, Milwaukee will be tied with Chicago for the second Wild Card NL.
The Brewers have a chance to sweep Miami tomorrow. Gio Gonzalez (2-2, 3h98) takes on Caleb Smith (8-9, 4:11) at 12:15.