Davis allowed just one earned run and six hits over seven innings in Tuesday’s 6-2 win over Colorado, giving him victories in three consecutive starts for the first time since late in the 2001 season.
“I thought I was a little wild, but overall, the outcome was good,” said Davis, who struck out six—one shy of his career high, set in his previous start. “If I can stay right there and win, I’m not going to change anything.”
Davis, who allowed just one runner past second base, has given up just five runs over 20 innings during his winning streak. He has not lost since June 6, and has won four of five decisions this month.
“Doug was right on top of his game tonight, again,” Brewers manager Ned Yost said. “It was another great game.”
The left-hander has already matched the second-highest win total of his six-season career, set in 2000—his first full season in the majors. He is just four shy of his career high, set in 2001.
Davis has turned in 12 quality starts—working at least six innings while allowing three or fewer runs—in 16 outings this season.
“I am probably at the top of my game right now,” he said. “I think I am getting more mature, and I think that’s helping a lot. I know I can be better, and time will tell on that.”
The Brewers beat the Twins 7-2 Saturday, snapping Minnesota’s three-game winning streak. Jeff Liefer homered for the first time since July 30, when he was still with Tampa Bay, and drove in a career high-matching four runs for Milwaukee, which snapped a three-game losing streak.
“We came out swinging tonight and it didn’t really matter who was pitching,” Liefer said.
Jacque Jones drove in a pair of runs for the Twins.