Brewers clinch playoff spot with blowout win in Miami
MIAMI, Fla. (CBS 58) -- The Brewers are headed to the postseason for the fifth time in six seasons.
Milwaukee powered past the Marlins 16-1. Thanks largely to a 12-run outburst in the second inning. Christian Yelich hit two home runs for the Brewers, including a three-run shot in the sixth that ended the scoring for the Brewers.
The win was so lopsided, manager Craig Counsell put in first baseman, Rowdy Tellez, to pitch the ninth inning. Tellez struck out a hitter and threw a scoreless inning.
With the victory, the Brewers clinch at least a wild card spot in the playoffs. Their magic number to win the National League Central division title is 1, meaning a single Brewers win or a single Cubs loss will give Milwaukee the division championship. They would host the first round of playoff games starting October 3rd.
The Brewers and Marlins face off again Saturday at 3:10. The Cubs host the Rockies at 1:20 Saturday.