Eric Lauer allowed an earned run, Christian Yelich had an infield single that was the key hit in a four-run sixth inning, and the raging Milwaukee Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Friday.
The Brewers, leaders of the National League Central Division, have won four in a row and nine of the last 10.
Atlanta’s Ronald Acuña Jr. led off the fourth inning with a 450-foot homer to center field, his first since returning from knee surgery. At the time of making the big swing, Acuña fell into the batter’s box only to get up and start walking the bases.
Lauer (3-0) gave up two runs, one earned, on two hits. He gave away three walks and struck out eight, reaching 32 in his first three starts.
The lefty hasn’t allowed more than one earned run in four straight starts and has a 1.82 ERA.
Dansby Swanson added a home run in the eighth off Jandel Gustave for Atlanta. Four Milwaukee pitchers combined to give up three hits, including two homers.
For the Brewers, the Dominican Willy Adames 4-1 with an RBI, the Venezuelan Omar Narváez, 3-1 and the Mexican Luis Urías, 4-0 with a run scored.
For the Braves, Venezuelan Ronald Acuña, 4-1 with a run scored and one produced.