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Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Attendance: 36,016
Yelich homers in return as Brewers sweep Mets
New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers
- The Brewers won two of three at Citi Field in last weekend's series and have also gone 8-1 in home games against the Mets since June 11, 2016. The Brewers have slashed .321/.397/.557 with 17 home runs over these nine games.
- Milwaukee allowed Colorado to score 11 runs in each of its last two games, and the team's 5.20 ERA ranks 27th in MLB and last among teams with a winning record. The bullpen has allowed 71 earned runs, second most in MLB (Orioles, 94).
- From Opening Day through the midpoint in April, the Mets scored 6.13 runs per game, fourth in MLB. Since April 16, the Mets have scored 3.47 runs per game, 26th in MLB.
- Yesterday, Noah Syndergaard became the third pitcher in the live-ball era to throw a shutout with 10+ strikeouts and hit a home run in a 1-0 game, along with Hall of Famers Early Wynn in 1959 and Red Ruffing in 1932.
- Mike Moustakas hit his eighth home run of the season in the Brewers' last series -- these eight homers in 28 games are as many as he hit in 54 games with the team last season. He has nine RBI since the last series with the Mets began (last Friday), third most in MLB (Jose Abreu, 11; Nolan Arenado, 10).
- Robinson Cano sits at 2499 career hits -- he looks to become the third active player with 2500+ hits (Albert Pujols, 3104; Miguel Cabrera, 2706). His 24.8 percent swing-and-miss rate in 2019 is by far the highest of his career (previous high was 19.0 in 2012 and 2015).
- Rays place CF Kiermaier on injured list
- Yanks race by Rockies for 5th win in row
- Dodgers blow 6-run lead, top Miami late
- Alonso hits 33rd as Mets stop Giants
- Red Sox bash 5 HRs in rout of Orioles
Christian Yelich hit his major league-leading 15th home run in his return to the lineup to lead Milwaukee to a 3-2 win over the visiting New York Mets on Sunday, completing the Brewers' three-game sweep.
The outfielder, who missed the last six games with a back injury, clubbed a two-run homer off Mets starter Jason Vargas into Miller Park's upper deck for a 3-0 lead in the third inning.
During his MVP season in 2018, Yelich hit his 15th homer in his 91st game. He belted his 15th in just his 31st game this season, breaking a tie with Los Angeles' Cody Bellinger for tops in the league.
Milwaukee starter Zach Davies (4-0) tossed 7 2/3 innings of two-run ball, allowing six hits while striking out five and walking one.
Josh Hader struck out J.D. Davis, Pete Alonso and Todd Frazier in a perfect ninth to notch his ninth save.
Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain left the game after running into the wall and later being hit on the hand by a pitch, although X-rays on the hand were negative.
Amed Rosario had three hits, and Juan Lagares homered and Tomas Nido also drove in a run for the Mets, who have lost 11 of their last 12 in Milwaukee.
Vargas (1-2) allowed three runs on three hits in four innings, struck out five without a walk and left the game for a pinch hitter in the fifth because of hamstring tightness.
After Saturday night's 18-inning marathon that Milwaukee won 4-3 -- a Miller Park record for innings played -- the Mets manufactured a Sunday lineup that was without regulars Jeff McNeil, Michael Conforto, Robinson Cano and Wilson Ramos.
After Manny Pina started the third with a double, Orlando Arcia hit a fly that right fielder Keon Broxton misplayed into another two-bagger to put runners on second and third. Cain then hit a sacrifice fly.
Milwaukee, which had homered in every home game this season except for the 18-inning epic, used the long ball to extend the lead to 3-0.
Yelich followed Cain with his blast on an 81-mph pitch on a 1-2 count, hammering the offspeed offering an estimated 440 feet to right field.
The Mets made it 3-1 in the fifth when Nido singled in Broxton, and Lagares lashed his second homer off Davies to get New York to within a run in the seventh.
--Field Level Media
Updated May 5, 2019