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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)

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Tennessee election officials asking more than 14,000 voters to prove citizenship

2024-06-26 06:26 Last Updated At:06:30

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's top election office has sent letters to more than 14,000 registered voters asking them to prove their citizenship, a move that alarmed voting rights advocates as possible intimidation.

The letters, dated June 13, warned that it is illegal in Tennessee for noncitizens to vote and provided instructions on how to update voter information. The list was developed after comparing voter rolls with data from the state Department of Safety and Homeland Security, said Doug Kufner, spokesperson for the Secretary of State's office, in a statement Tuesday.

Kufner described the data from the state's homeland security department as a “snapshot” of a person's first interaction with that agency. Some may not have been U.S. citizens when they obtained a driver's license or ID card but have since been naturalized and “likely did not update their records," he said. Driver's licenses in Tennessee must be renewed every eight years.

“Accurate voter rolls are a vital component to ensuring election integrity, and Tennessee law makes it clear that only eligible voters are allowed to participate in Tennessee elections,” Kufner said.

The letter does not, however, reveal what would happen to those who do not update their records — including whether people who fail to respond will be purged from the voter rolls. Kufner did not immediately respond to an email seeking clarity on if voters were at risk of being removed.

Instead, the letter contains warnings that illegal voting is a felony and carries penalties of up to two years in prison.

Voting rights advocates began raising the alarm after photos of the letter started circulating on social media. Democrats have long criticized the Secretary of State's office for its stances on voting issues in the Republican-dominant state.

“The fact legal citizens of the United States and residents of Tennessee are being accused of not being eligible to vote is an affront to democracy," said state Rep. Jason Powell, a Democrat from Nashville, in a statement. “These fine Tennesseans are being burdened with re-proving their own voter eligibility and threatened with imprisonment in a scare tactic reminiscent of Jim Crow laws.”

Powell and fellow Democratic Rep. John Ray Clemmons on Tuesday urged Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti to investigate the issue.

Democratic Rep. Gloria Johnson, a Democrat from Knoxville, said she was informed that one of the letter recipients included a “respected scientist in Oak Ridge” who had become a citizen and registered to vote in 2022.

“Maybe the state should verify citizenship with the federal government before sending threatening/intimidating letters to new citizens,” Johnson posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

Other leaders encouraged those who received a letter to reach out to the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee for possible legal resources.

"It is surely capturing many, many, many eligible citizens on the rolls and threatening them with criminal prosecution," said Sean Morales-Doyle, director of the voting rights program at The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s School of Law. “I think it’s unconscionable. And I think that it likely violates a number of federal laws as well.”

The effort bears some resemblance to the rollout of a sweeping Texas voting law passed in 2021, in which thousands of Texans — including some U.S. citizens — received letters saying they have been flagged as potential noncitizens who could be kicked off voting rolls.

Texas officials had just settled a lawsuit in 2019 after a prior search for ineligible voters flagged nearly 100,000 registered voters but wrongly captured naturalized citizens. A federal judge who halted the search the month after it began noted that only about 80 people to that point had been identified as potentially ineligible to vote.

FILE - A "vote here" sign is seen at the Brainerd Youth and Family Development Center, Aug. 1, 2020, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Tennessee's top election office sent letters to more than 14,000 registered voters asking them to prove their citizenship, a move that alarmed voting rights advocates as possible intimidation. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP, File)

FILE - A "vote here" sign is seen at the Brainerd Youth and Family Development Center, Aug. 1, 2020, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Tennessee's top election office sent letters to more than 14,000 registered voters asking them to prove their citizenship, a move that alarmed voting rights advocates as possible intimidation. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP, File)

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