A Fourth Inning to Remember
The Milwaukee Brewers ended their four-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. The Brewers turned the game around in the fourth inning, with Brice Turang and Joey Wiemer hitting consecutive two-run singles, contributing to a four-run rally.
Trade Deadline Additions
The Brewers had been active in the trade market, adding first baseman Carlos Santana from Pittsburgh and outfielder Mark Canha from the New York Mets before Tuesday’s trade deadline. They also acquired left-handed reliever Andrew Chafin from Arizona for right-hander Peter Strzelecki. Canha made his Milwaukee debut in this game, going 0 for 3 with a walk and a run.
Peralta’s Solid Outing
Freddy Peralta, with a record of 7-8, secured a win, his second since late May, by giving up three runs over a six-inning performance. He struck out seven and retired nine of the last 10 batters he faced. Closing the game, Devin Williams took the mound in the ninth inning, successfully securing his 27th save out of 29 opportunities.
On the Nationals’ side, Josiah Gray (7-9) allowed five runs while striking out three in 3 2/3 innings, marking his shortest outing of the season. Jake Alu, recalled earlier in the day from Triple-A Rochester, tied the game with a single in the second inning. CJ Abrams then poked a two-run single to right, giving the Nationals a brief lead.
The Brewers took the lead in the fourth inning after loading the bases with three walks in a span of four batters. Turang and Wiemer then delivered with their two-run singles.
The Nationals scored three runs in the second inning, with Alu’s single and Abrams’ two-run hit.
The Brewers and Nationals will continue their series, with Wade Miley (6-2, 3.06 ERA) scheduled to start for the Brewers against Nationals’ MacKenzie Gore (6-8, 4.42) on Wednesday.