Brewers 2, Marlins 0

Associated Press  |  Last updated July 20, 2013
Juan Francisco and Carlos Gomez each hit home runs and Kyle Lohse blanked Miami for six innings as the Milwaukee Brewers started the second half of the season with a 2-0 victory over the Marlins on Friday night. Lohse (6-7) has owned the Marlins over his career. He came in 5-2 in nine starts, including a 3-0 record with the St. Louis Cardinals last season. He was in command all the way this time, too. He struck out five, allowed five hits but no walks. It was his fourth win in his last five decisions. Francisco hit an opposite-field home run in the fourth, driving a 3-2 pitch from Jacob Turner (3-2) into the left-field seats. Gomez, fresh off his first All-Star appearance, curled a two-out, 0-2 pitch around the left-field foul pole in the fifth inning. He flipped his bat and hesitated, watching the ball sail toward the second tier in left, before racing full speed around the bases. Francisco has 12 home runs and Gomez 15 this season. John Axford and Jim Henderson each pitched a scoreless inning before Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth for his 10th consecutive save. Turner faced the Brewers for the second time this season. He took a no-decision in the Marlins' 5-4 win on June 11. Lohse has had trouble keeping the ball in the park this season. The Arizona Diamondbacks hit three home runs in a 5-4 loss in his last start before the All-Star break. That pushed his total to an NL-leading 19 and a tie with Dan Haren of the Washington Nationals. Logan Morrison came the closest to making it 20 in the fourth when he skied a pitch toward the right-field pole, but the ball turned just in front of the pole. Gomez made it difficult for Lohse in the sixth when he muffed a fly ball that was ruled a double. Morrison hit a towering fly ball that Gomez tracked toward the wall in left center. The ball deflected off Gomez's glove. Marcell Ozuna flied out to Gomez to end the inning. Turner was done after hitting Rickie Weeks, the first batter in the sixth. Ryan Webb came on and retired three batters. Turner went five innings, gave up five hits, walked four and struck out six. Ryan Braun returned to the starting lineup after coming off the bereavement list on Thursday. The Brewers left-fielder last played July 9, a day after leaving the 15-day disabled list with a sore right thumb. He missed a total of five games, but not the continuing Biogenesis suspension rumors. Braun went 0 for 3 off Turner before being replaced by Logan Schafer in the top of the seventh. NOTES: The massive stage for Paul McCartney's sold-out concert Tuesday evening at Miller Park left quite a footprint. There was a wide area of dead grass that stretched from the front of the warning track well into center field. Some of it had been re-sodded. Neither manager seemed concerned with the overall condition of the field. ... The Marlins reinstated reliever Chad Qualls (2-1, 2.89 ERA, 37 appearances) from the paternity list. The team made room for the him by optioning LHP Duane Below to Triple-A New Orleans on July 14. ... Turner had made eight starts coming into the game since being called up on May 31 from Triple-A New Orleans. His 2.34 ERA ranked seventh in the NL and ninth in majors.
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