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MILWAUKEE -- Home runs by Jonathan Lucroy and Rickie Weeks gave Yovani Gallardo plenty of room to work Saturday as the Brewers beat the Miami Marlins 6-0 at Miller Park.

The right-hander worked into the seventh, scattering five hits with just two walks and five strikeouts. He won his second consecutive decision to even his record at 8-8 and improve his record against Miami to 5-0, with a 1.11 ERA.

Miami right-hander Nathan Eovaldi lasted just four innings, allowing six runs, 10 hits and two walks with five strikeouts and two home runs.

The Brewers went ahead early, opening the game with four consecutive hits off Eovaldi, including a two-run double by Ryan Braun.

Milwaukee went ahead 3-0 in the third when Lucroy's fly ball to right bounced off Giancarlo Stanton's glove and over the fence for his 14th home run of the season.

Weeks opened the fourth with a solo home run to center -- his 10th homer of the season -- and Jeff Bianchi followed with a double to left, moving to third on a sacrifice bunt by Gallardo. Bianchi scored on Norichika Aoki's second hit of the day and Milwaukee made it 6-0 on Lucroy's double off the wall in center.

Gallardo's only real trouble came in the sixth.

Pinch-hitter Juan Pierre singled to open the inning but was retired at second when Adeiny Hechavarria hit into a fielder's choice. Ed Lucas followed with a single to center and moved to second on a throwing error by Juan Francisco as Giancarlo Stanton reached on a fielder's choice.

Logan Morrison ended the inning bouncing into a double play.

Miami threatened again in the seventh, putting runners at the corners with one out after Marcell Ozuna walked, Derek Dietrich singled and Donovan Solano flew out to right. By then, Gallardo had thrown 105 pitches and Brewers manager Ron Roenicke went to his bullpen.

Brandon Kintzler preserved the lead, getting Jeff Mathis to pop out to short and striking out Pierre. Kintzler worked a perfect eighth and Donovan Hand, Michael Gonzalez and Burke Badenhop combined on a scoreless ninth to close out Milwaukee's third straight victory.

NOTES: Both teams wore throwback jerseys; the Brewers honored the 1923 Milwaukee Bears of the Negro National League and the Marlins wore reproductions of the uniforms worn by the 1956 Triple-A Marlins of the International League, which included Hall of Famer Satchel Page. Miami's jerseys included a patch with Page's No. 29 on the sleeve. ... With Justin Ruggiano hitless in his last 20 at-bats, Miami manager Mike Redmond moved Hechavarria into the leadoff spot. Hechavarria is batting .444 in July and went 3-for-3 in the Marlins' 2-0 loss to Milwaukee on Friday. ... Braun was in the starting lineup for the second consecutive game. He had missed a month because of a sore right hand and played in just one game before going on the bereavement list. His last back-to-back starts came June 8-9 against the Philadelphia Phillies.
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