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Christian Yelich slugs go-ahead 2-run triple in 8th, helps Brewers beat Marlins 7-5

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Christian Yelich slugs go-ahead 2-run triple in 8th, helps Brewers beat Marlins 7-5
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Christian Yelich slugs go-ahead 2-run triple in 8th, helps Brewers beat Marlins 7-5

2024-05-22 10:45 Last Updated At:10:50

MIAMI (AP) — Christian Yelich hit a go-ahead two-run triple in the eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 on Tuesday night.

William Contreras had two hits and three RBIs, and Willy Adames doubled twice for the NL Central-leading Brewers (28-20).

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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich (22) reacts after he was tagged out at the plate during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MIAMI (AP) — Christian Yelich hit a go-ahead two-run triple in the eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 on Tuesday night.

Milwaukee Brewers' Willy Adames hits a double during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Milwaukee Brewers' Willy Adames hits a double during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Miami Marlins' Jazz Chisholm Jr., right, scores on a RBI single hit by Otto Lopez during the second inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. At left is Milwaukee Brewers catcher William Contreras. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Miami Marlins' Jazz Chisholm Jr., right, scores on a RBI single hit by Otto Lopez during the second inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. At left is Milwaukee Brewers catcher William Contreras. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Robert Gasser (54) throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Robert Gasser (54) throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich (22) is tagged out at the plate by Miami Marlins catcher Christian Bethancourt (25) during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich (22) is tagged out at the plate by Miami Marlins catcher Christian Bethancourt (25) during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Milwaukee Brewers' Blake Perkins (16) is high-fived in the dugout after scoring on a single hit by William Contreras during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Milwaukee Brewers' Blake Perkins (16) is high-fived in the dugout after scoring on a single hit by William Contreras during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Trailing 5-4, Jake Bauers doubled against Marlins reliever A.J. Puk (0-5) to lead off the eighth and Contreras drew a two-out walk. Yelich then cleared the bases with a drive to deep right-center that put the Brewers ahead 6-5. Adames’ RBI double scored Yelich and chased Puk.

“I kinda knew that I was probably going to be the one to end up facing him, when William was up there,” Yelich said. “I figure they’d probably pitch around him – I don’t know if they were or not. Just feeling the at-bat out and making some adjustments throughout it. I’m glad that one got to the wall.”

The two extra base hits by Adames snapped a 1-for-17 skid.

“I’ve been great mentally because I’ve been hitting the ball hard. They haven’t been dropping,” Adames said. “At some point, they’re going to start dropping. I just try to stay strong mentally and keep hitting the ball hard as much as I can.”

Tobias Myers (1-2) pitched a scoreless seventh for his first major league win and Joel Payamps followed with a perfect eighth. A night after squandering a one-run lead in the ninth, Trevor Megill struck out the side to earn his seventh save.

“Grateful for the type of guys we have,” Brewers manager Pat Murphy said. “They do stay relentless. Pay the price for whatever it takes to win that day.”

Dane Myers’ sacrifice fly capped a three-run sixth inning off Brewers starter Robert Gasser and gave Miami a 5-4 lead. Jazz Chisholm Jr. scored from second on Otto Lopez’s sacrifice bunt to make it 4,-3 and Christian Bethancourt hit a game-tying single ahead of Myers.

“I’m proud of the fight,” Marlins manager Skip Schumaker said. “That group fought back. Some pretty electric plays. Some good baseball plays. Jazz – I’m not sure how many people can run the bases like that. The instincts are real. Not too many people can do what he did.”

Making his third major league start, Gasser allowed five runs, four earned, and 10 hits.

Milwaukee struck quickly against Miami starter Trevor Rogers with single runs in the first and second. Contreras’ RBI double put the Brewers on the board and Blake Perkins’ run-scoring single made it 2-0.

The Marlins narrowed the gap on López’s RBI single in the second before Contreras’ two-run single in the fourth extended the lead for Milwaukee.

Rogers’ outing ended after 3 2/3 innings. The left-hander allowed four runs and six hits, walked four and struck out four.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Brewers: Placed RHP Joe Ross (low back strain) on the 15-day injured list and recalled Myers from Triple-A Nashville. Ross started the series opener Monday and exited after the first inning.

Marlins: Reinstated INF Tim Anderson (lower back tightness) from the injured list and optioned INF Tristan Gray to Triple-A Jacksonville. Anderson went 2 for 4 and scored a run in his return.

UP NEXT

RHP Freddy Peralta (3-2, 4.17 ERA) will start the series finale for the Brewers on Wednesday. LHP Jesús Luzardo (1-3, 5.02 ERA) will go for the Marlins.

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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich (22) reacts after he was tagged out at the plate during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich (22) reacts after he was tagged out at the plate during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Milwaukee Brewers' Willy Adames hits a double during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Milwaukee Brewers' Willy Adames hits a double during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Miami Marlins' Jazz Chisholm Jr., right, scores on a RBI single hit by Otto Lopez during the second inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. At left is Milwaukee Brewers catcher William Contreras. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Miami Marlins' Jazz Chisholm Jr., right, scores on a RBI single hit by Otto Lopez during the second inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. At left is Milwaukee Brewers catcher William Contreras. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Robert Gasser (54) throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Robert Gasser (54) throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich (22) is tagged out at the plate by Miami Marlins catcher Christian Bethancourt (25) during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich (22) is tagged out at the plate by Miami Marlins catcher Christian Bethancourt (25) during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Milwaukee Brewers' Blake Perkins (16) is high-fived in the dugout after scoring on a single hit by William Contreras during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Milwaukee Brewers' Blake Perkins (16) is high-fived in the dugout after scoring on a single hit by William Contreras during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez's two-run single highlighted a six-run ninth inning, Tanner Bibee and three relievers combined on a four-hitter, and the American League Central-leading Cleveland Guardians beat the San Diego Padres 7-0 on Friday night.

Cleveland had five hits and a bases-loaded walk by David Fry in the ninth, but the big hit was a single up the middle by Ramírez that gave him 79 RBIs — the second-most in the majors behind Yankees slugger Aaron Judge (86).

Brayan Rocchio added a two-run single and Tyler Freeman had a sacrifice fly in the inning for the Guardians, who have the best home record in the majors at 31-11. Their 59-37 overall mark trails only Philadelphia (62-35).

Bibee (8-4) worked 5 2/3 innings, limiting San Diego to two hits and not allowing a runner past second base. Cade Smith, Hunter Gaddis and Nick Sandlin wrapped up Cleveland’s ninth shutout of the season.

The Padres, who have played an MLB-high 100 games, slipped to .500. They are 1 1/2 games out of the final NL wild-card spot.

Luis Arraez led off and served as San Diego’s designated hitter, going 2 for 4. The third-time All-Star sat out the Midsummer Classic in Texas this week to rest his jammed left thumb.

“I know he wanted to play, but being the team guy he is, Luis decided to hold himself out,” manager Mike Shildt said before the game. “I think it did his thumb a lot of good.”

The Guardians took a 1-0 lead in the fifth on Daniel Schneemann’s double off Matt Waldron (5-9). Fry scored on the play and went 3 for 3, three days after singling home a run in his All-Star Game debut.

Waldron gave up six hits, did not issue a walk and struck out six. The righty was drafted by Cleveland and traded to the Padres in a nine-player deal that included Josh Naylor.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Padres: OF Fernando Tatis Jr. (right leg stress reaction) missed his 18th straight game, but is swinging a bat and playing catch. “It’s still there -- the actual stress reaction — but the swelling and fluid is pretty well gone,” Shildt said. “That’s obviously a positive.”

Guardians: LHP Matthew Boyd (Tommy John surgery) struck out seven over three innings, allowing an unearned run, in his initial rehab appearance for the Arizona Complex League Guardians. Boyd is targeting mid-August for his return to the majors.

UP NEXT

Padres RHP Dylan Cease (8-8, 3.99 ERA) takes on Guardians RHP Gavin Williams (0-1, 3.77 ERA) in the second game of the series. Cease has thrown 1,078 breaking balls over his 20 starts, the most in the majors.

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Cleveland Guardians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti, left, helps Guardians first-round draft pick Travis Bazzana, right, of Australia, with his jersey at a news conference before a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Cleveland Guardians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti, left, helps Guardians first-round draft pick Travis Bazzana, right, of Australia, with his jersey at a news conference before a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Cleveland Guardians' Bo Naylor reacts after striking out against San Diego Padres starting pitcher Matt Waldron during the third inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Cleveland Guardians' Bo Naylor reacts after striking out against San Diego Padres starting pitcher Matt Waldron during the third inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Matt Waldron delivers against the Cleveland Guardians during the first inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Matt Waldron delivers against the Cleveland Guardians during the first inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

San Diego Padres' Kyle Higashioka reacts after getting caught stealing second base by Cleveland Guardians' Andres Gimenez during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

San Diego Padres' Kyle Higashioka reacts after getting caught stealing second base by Cleveland Guardians' Andres Gimenez during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

San Diego Padres' Ha-Seong Kim, second from left, is late with a tag as Cleveland Guardians' Steven Kwan, right, steals second base during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

San Diego Padres' Ha-Seong Kim, second from left, is late with a tag as Cleveland Guardians' Steven Kwan, right, steals second base during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

San Diego Padres' Jackson Merrill reacts after a strike out by Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Tanner Bibee during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

San Diego Padres' Jackson Merrill reacts after a strike out by Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Tanner Bibee during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Cleveland Guardians' Andres Gimenez, left, tags San Diego Padres' Kyle Higashioka out at second base on a steal attempt during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Cleveland Guardians' Andres Gimenez, left, tags San Diego Padres' Kyle Higashioka out at second base on a steal attempt during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

San Diego Padres' Jake Cronenworth watches his single off Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Tanner Bibee during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

San Diego Padres' Jake Cronenworth watches his single off Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Tanner Bibee during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Tanner Bibee delivers against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Tanner Bibee delivers against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Cleveland Guardians' Daniel Schneemann watches his RBI single off San Diego Padres starting pitcher Matt Waldron as catcher Kyle Higashioka looks on during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Cleveland Guardians' Daniel Schneemann watches his RBI single off San Diego Padres starting pitcher Matt Waldron as catcher Kyle Higashioka looks on during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

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