Baseballs were flying out of Miller Park on Saturday, June 11. The Milwaukee Brewers hit five home runs in a 7-4 victory over the New York Mets.

Brewers starting pitcher Wily Peralta had the most surprising home run of all; he gave the Brewers a 5-2 lead with a two-run home run in the fourth inning on just his second hit of the season. He had an okay outing on the mound as well, allowing three runs in five innings. He slightly lowered his ERA to 6.68.

Peralta had a better start than Mets pitcher Logan Verrett, who only lasted four innings. He allowed five runs on four hits, walked four batters and was victimized by the long ball three times. Verrett fell to 3-4 on the season, following his Saturday loss in his spot-starter role. Verrett also gave up a home run to Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun in the third, which put Milwaukee ahead for good, at 3-2.

Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson got the Mets back in the game with a solo shot to right field to lead off the fifth inning to make it 5-3. While the Brewers would tack on more insurance, later on, Granderson finished the game 3-4, just a double away from completing the cycle.

The Brewers tacked on two more runs in the seventh inning with back-to-back dingers by second baseman Scooter Gennett and Braun off left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo. The Mets rallied a bit in the ninth inning, but ultimately fell short; their lone run of the inning came on a Wilmer Flores sacrifice fly. Five bombs from the Brew Crew was too much for the Mets to handle.

First baseman Chris Carter put the Brewers on the board with a solo homer in the second inning to cut the Mets lead to 2-1 after New York shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera smashed a two-run shot in the top of the inning. Right fielder Ramon Flores grounded into a double play, which still tied the game.

The Mets and Brewers will play the rubber match of their series on Sunday afternoon.


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