The Milwaukee Brewers earned their sixth straight win by producing their biggest inning since manager Craig Counsell’s playing days.
Willy Adames and Keston Hiura each hit a three-run homer during a 10-run outburst in the eighth that lifted the Brewers to a 14-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.
The Brewers hadn’t scored that many runs in a single inning since getting 10 in the first in an 11-7 triumph at Washington on April 18, 2010. That particular 10-run outburst included a grand slam from Counsell, who was playing shortstop that day.
“I remember it was a long time ago,” Counsell quipped. “That was a good day also.”
Avisaíl García homered and drove in three runs for the Brewers. Jace Peterson went 3 for 4 and scored three runs. Hiura had two hits and four RBIs.
The Brewers extended their NL Central lead to four games by winning amid a raucous atmosphere at American Family Field, with Cubs fans appearing to make up over half the crowd of 30,251.
“That was probably one of the best wins that I’ve been a part of,” said Adames, who reached the World Series with the Tampa Bay Rays last season. “And it’s just the regular season. That was like the playoffs, you know what I mean? That was impressive.”