Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 5/20/12
MILWAUKEE With the pressure of a stagnant offense building and building over the last few inconsistent weeks in Milwaukee, the Brewers opened the floodgates on Sunday afternoon in their third and final game of their series with the Twins. The Brewers scored in the first, second, fourth, fifth, and seventh innings and put up two or more runs in all but one of those innings, beating the Twins 16-4. The landslide offensive effort served as somewhat of a cathartic exhale for a team that had failed to deliver on the offensive end in key situations for much of the past week. Asked if he was annoyed that the Brewers offensive burst came in just one game and wasn't spread out over multiple games, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke made it clear that he'll take a 16-run day no matter how he gets it. "I'm not annoyed by it," Roenicke said. "It's nice to see us bust out. You never know, if a guy gets two three hits in a game, hopefully that gets his confidence going. Hopefully a lot of guys feel that way. . . . Hopefully we continue some of this." That certainly has been the question all season, as Roenicke has echoed similar hopes of breaking slumps with big games like Sunday's. But in games following an offensive output of six runs or more this season, Milwaukee is just 4-9. If the Brewers could put together another performance like Sunday's -- or even just manage to score half of the runs they put up against the Twins -- recent history has shown that they'll likely win their first back-to-back games in over a week. In games where Milwaukee scores six runs or more, the Brewers have a stellar 13-1 record. On the flip side, scoring less than six runs has meant a near-certain loss, as the Brewers hold a paltry 4-23 record in those situations. "A lot of the games we've won, we've blown them out," catcher Jonathan Lucroy said after the game. "We play really well one day and the next we don't play well. We just need to find a way to be more consistent and have more days like this. Days like this are a lot of fun." Lucroy might have had the most fun of anyone at Miller Park on Sunday, as he rocketed his first grand slam into the bullpen in right field to put the cherry on top of Milwaukee's offensive outburst. When all was said and done, Lucroy finished with a franchise record-tying seven RBI. But as much as one player's outbreak has aided the Brewers' offensive conquest, the team knows it needs consistent output from the rest of the lineup to start stringing together wins. "We've had a rough go of it," right fielder Corey Hart said. "Sometimes these days kind of catapult you. . . . We've been dying for a day like this. Hopefully it continues. Obviously we're not going to score this many runs every day." Follow Ryan Kartje on Twitter.
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