Brewers hit five homers and eight doubles, embarrassing Tigers 19-0

Posted at 4:57 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 16:57:47-04

DETROIT (AP) — Corbin Burnes allowed one hit in seven innings in another outstanding performance, and the Milwaukee Brewers slugged their way to their highest run total in over a decade, beating the Detroit Tigers 19-0 on Wednesday.

Jedd Gyorko homered twice, and Jacob Nottingham, Ryan Braun and Tyrone Taylor also went deep for the Brewers. Milwaukee hit eight doubles in the game, setting a franchise record with 13 extra-base hits.

Burnes (3-0) struck out 11 in his third straight start without an earned run.

It was the most runs for the Brewers since they scored 20 at Pittsburgh on April 22, 2010. Milwaukee, which entered the day 2 1/2 games out of a postseason spot, snapped a three-game losing streak.

Matthew Boyd (1-6) allowed seven runs and eight hits in three-plus innings. He walked four and struck out two.

It was the longest outing of Burnes’ career — he went six innings in each of his previous two starts. The Tigers didn’t manage a baserunner until Willi Castro’s one-out triple in the fifth — and even then, Burnes struck out the next two hitters to keep Detroit off the scoreboard.

Castro added a single in the eighth for the Tigers’ only other hit.

The Brewers hit four doubles off Boyd in a three-run second inning. Luis Urias drove in a run with his two-base hit, and Avisail Garcia drove in two with his.

Gyorko led off the third with a home run, and Nottingham hit a two-run shot in the fourth. Braun’s RBI single made it 7-0 in the fourth.

The Brewers hit four more doubles in the sixth, scoring five runs in the inning. Christian Yelich’s RBI double made it 8-0, then Urias added a three-run double and scored on a two-base hit by Taylor.

Milwaukee scored three more runs in the seventh, the last two coming on Braun’s home run.

Tigers outfielder Travis Demeritte took the mound to pitch the ninth. He allowed a solo homer by Gyorko, an RBI single by Urias and a two-run homer by Taylor. That was Taylor’s first major league homer.

Detroit outfielder Daz Cameron, who came to the Tigers in the trade for Justin Verlander in 2017, was recalled from the alternate training site and made his big league debut Wednesday. He went 0 for 3.


Tigers: 2B Jonathan Schoop, who left Tuesday night’s game after being hit in the right wrist by a pitch, was back in the lineup and went 0 for 2.


BREWERS: Milwaukee is off Thursday. The Brewers host the Chicago Cubs on Friday night, with Brandon Woodruff (2-3) taking the mound.

TIGERS: The Tigers play a doubleheader at St. Louis on Thursday. Rookie Tarik Skubal (1-1) starts the opener for Detroit against Jack Flaherty (2-1). The Tigers have not announced a starter for the second game. Austin Gomber (0-0) starts for the Cardinals in that one.