Fiers on target in Brewers' win

Mike Fiers strikes out six Toronto Blue Jays batters as the Milwaukee Brewers seal an easy win, their fifth in a row.

    Fiers' effort helped the Brewers win their fifth straight game [AP]
    Fiers' effort helped the Brewers win their fifth straight game [AP]

    Mike Fiers struck out six and the Milwaukee Brewers got two doubles each from first baseman Jonathan Lucroy and third baseman Aramis Ramirez in a 6-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

    Fiers went seven innings and held the Blue Jays to a run on two hits and a walk, while retiring his final 18 batters in order.

    The Brewers won their fifth straight match to stay 2 1/2 games clear at the top of the National League Central.

    Toronto fell to 64-62 with the loss.

    Elsewhere, Jon Jay was hit by a first-pitch fastball with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to bring in the winning run for St Louis.

    The Cardinals (68-57) fell behind 4-1 in the top of the sixth inning but rallied to win dramatically 5-4.

    The Reds (61-65) lost for the fourth straight game and for the ninth time in 11 contests.

    Other results: 

    Nationals 8, Diamondbacks 1

    Orioles 5, White Sox 1

    Tigers 8, Rays 6 (11 innings)

    Angels 4, Red Sox 3

    Mariners 5, Phillies 2

    Braves 11, Pirates 3

    Royals 7, Rockies 4

    Astros 7, Yankees 4

    Marlins 4, Rangers 3

    Indians 7, Twins 5

    Dodgers 8, Padres 6

    Athletics 6, Mets 2

    SOURCE: Reuters


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