MILWAUKEE - Yovani Gallardo pitched a shutout into the seventh inning and Jonathan Lucroy and Rickie Weeks belted home runs, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-0 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.
Gallardo (8-8) gave up five hits in 6 1-3 innings. He struck out five batters and walked two. Four relievers combined to preserve the shutout as the Brewers held the Marlins without a run for the second consecutive game and extended Miami's scoreless streak to 24 innings.
Lucroy collected four hits in four at-bats and finished a triple short of a cycle.
The Brewers continued their dominance at home against the Marlins, having won 13 of the last 16 games at Miller Park, dating to 2009.
The Brewers got to Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi (2-1) for two runs in the first inning. Norichika Aoki and Jean Segura hit back-to-back singles to start the frame and Ryan Braun followed with a two-run double off the base of the center field wall. The Brewers loaded the bases later in the inning but failed to score.
The Brewers extended their lead to 3-0 in the third when Lucroy hit a home run that caromed off the palm of the glove of Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton.
Rickie Weeks led off the fourth inning with a homer to center field. Jeff Bianchi followed with a double and later scored on Aoki's single, giving the Brewers a 5-0 advantage. Lucroy's double drove in another run, as the Brewers sent eight batters to the plate in the inning.
Eovaldi surrendered 10 hits and six runs in four innings. He struck out five and walked two. Miami's bullpen held Milwaukee scoreless over the final four innings.
The Marlins' loaded the bases in the sixth inning with one out, but Logan Morrison grounded into an inning-ending double play.
NOTES: As part of a Negro Leagues tribute, the Brewers wore reproduction uniforms of the Milwaukee Bears, the city's 1923 representative in the Negro National League. The Marlins donned uniforms of the Minor League Miami Marlins, who were a Triple-A franchise in the International League. The Miami uniforms featured a patch commemorating Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige, who played in the Negro Leagues from 1926-47 and once played for the Marlins. .The Brewers honored former Negro Leagues players George "Jo-Jo" Altman and Lonnie "Showboat" Harris in a pregame ceremony. .With a third-inning single, Miami SS Adeiny Hechavarria has a hit in 14 of his last 15 games. . In a 30-minute first inning, Gallardo threw 25 pitches and Eovaldi totaled 32.
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