Garza, Broxton lift Brewers to sweep of Orioles
MILWAUKEE — Matt Garza pitched into the seventh inning and Keon Broxton hit a two-run homer to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with a 4-0 victory Wednesday night, July 5th.
Garza scattered five hits with two walks and four strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings for his first scoreless outing of the season.
Oliver Drake, Jared Hughes and Corey Knebel completed the shutout with 2 2/3 innings.
Garza (4-4) ran into trouble in the second inning after the Orioles loaded the bases with no outs. The veteran right-hander escaped by striking out Ruben Tejada and pitcher Jayson Aquino (1-2) before getting Seth Smith to fly out to right field.
An error by Orioles third baseman Manny Machado allowed Travis Shaw to score to give the Brewers a 1-0 lead in the second.
Ryan Braun doubled to start the fourth inning and came in to score on a single by Domingo Santana. Two batters later, Broxton connected to the deepest part of the ballpark in left-center field.
Called up from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday to make a spot start in place of Chris Tillman, Aquino allowed four runs (three earned) and five hits with seven strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings in his second-career start.
Knebel struck out the side in the ninth to extend his streak of consecutive games with a strikeout to 41.