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Regional MLB Recaps from Thursday (7/5)

   Brewers Whip Braves

UNDATED (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers won a matchup of division leaders on Thursday to move 1  1/2 games ahead of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central. Hernan Perez was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer as the Brewers whipped the Braves, 7-2. Jhoulys Chacin  and Dan Jennings combined for a three-hitter and blanked Atlanta after the first inning. Chacin gave up the three hits over seven frames and improved to 7-3.   Braves starter and loser Max Fried lasted just three innings, yielding four runs on four hits and three walks.

 

Cardinals, Gyorko Slam Giants

– The Cardinals hammered the Giants 11-2 as Jedd Gyorko had three hits, including a home run and five RBIs. Matt Carpenter and Harrison Bader also went deep while Yadier Molina singled three times as part of the Redbirds’ season-high, 18-hit attack. Luke Weaver retired his first 16 hitters and left the game after allowing two hits over eight innings.

 

Astros Nip Whitesoxs

– The Astros blew a 2-0 lead before George Springer and Yuli Gurriel provided RBI singles in the bottom of the ninth to give Houston a 4-3 win over the White Sox. Jose Altuve launched a two-run homer in the fifth, but Omar Narvaez and Leury Garcia belted solo shots while Chicago was taking a 3-2 lead. Justin Verlander struck out 10 over seven innings of the Astros’ third straight win.

 

Twins Snap 6 Game Losing Streak

– Aaron Slegers picked up his first big league win by allowing a run and three this over six innings of the Twins’ 5-2 decision over the Orioles. Slegers took a shutout into the fifth before Jonathan Schoop hit the first of his two home runs. Logan Morrison belted a solo shot and Jake Cave was 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored as Minnesota ended a six-game losing streak.

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