MILWAUKEE (TSN-WSAU) Ryan Braun hit a pair of two-run home runs as the Milwaukee Brewers took a 7-1 win over the Florida Marlins in the finale of a four-game set.
Prince Fielder and Lorenzo Cain each hit a solo home run for the Brewers, who have won four of their last five. Chris Capuano (4-4) got the win as he gave up just one run on four hits over six innings, but left after the sixth with a left groin strain.
"Everybody was racing to get 100 RBI and Ryan stepped on the pedal and got them in dramatic fashion," said Milwaukee manager Ken Macha.
Gaby Sanchez drove in the lone run for the Marlins, who have dropped three of their last four. Adalberto Mendez (1-2) was torched for six runs on six hits in just two-plus innings of work.
"They know how to score runs over there," said Florida manager Edwin Rodriguez. "Mendez didn't have his slider working today, so he had to go with his fastball and they made him pay."
Florida got on top in the first on a sacrifice fly from Sanchez that plated Osvaldo Martinez, but Milwaukee responded in the bottom of the frame on a two-run homer from Braun for a 2-1 lead.
Cain led off the second with the first home run of his career for a 3-1 lead.
In the third, Braun hit his second two-run homer of the game and Fielder followed with a solo shot. Craig Counsell later added an RBI single for a 7-1 lead.
Florida managed to get just one runner to second base the rest of the game as the Brewers coasted to the win.
The Brewers close out the season with road series in New York, Philadelphia and Cincinnati. They play the Mets Monday night at 5:35pm.