Yelich homers, but Brewers drop 12-1 decision to Tigers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Victor Reyes had four hits and five RBIs, and the Detroit Tigers pounded the Milwaukee Brewers 12-1 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
Surprising Detroit moved back above .500 at 17-16, but it lost starting outfielder JaCoby Jones to a fractured left hand. Jones was hit by a pitch from Phil Bickford in the eighth inning in the reliever’s big league debut.
Jones’ injury put a damper on a nice night for the Tigers’ pursuit of their first playoff appearance since 2014. Detroit lost a combined 310 games over the last three seasons, including a 47-114 finish in 2019.Reyes hit an RBI single in the fourth, a two-run homer in the sixth and a two-run double in the eighth. He also singled in the third.
Willi Castro doubled, tripled and scored two runs for Detroit. Christin Stewart and Grayson Griner each hit a solo shot.
The Tigers were working on a shutout before Christian Yelich hit his ninth homer for the Brewers in the sixth.
Detroit’s Daniel Norris (3-1) struck out five over 2 1/3 innings in relief of Michael Fulmer, who had six strikeouts in three scoreless innings.
Brewers starter Josh Lindblom (1-3) gave up four runs and six hits in five innings.
Shortstop Orlando Arcia worked the ninth for Milwaukee, allowing two runs and two hits.