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Brewers 3, Blue Jays 1: Milwaukee runs home winning streak to six games with help from Rea

Don’t look now, but the Milwaukee Brewers are becoming awfully tough to beat at American Family Field.

By knocking off the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-1, on Monday night they ran their winning streak on their home field to six games and improved to 19-10 overall (.655 winning percentage).

That’s second-best in the National League behind only the Philadelphia Phillies (27-10, .730) and better than the Los Angeles Dodgers (21-12, .636).

Jackson Chourio and Willy Adames each hit solo homers, while Colin Rea (5-2) scattered three hits and a run while striking out four over seven innings (85 pitches).

The seven innings represented Rea’s deepest outing since June 7, 2016, while he was with the San Diego Padres.

Jun 10, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Jackson Chourio (11) is dunked with Gatorade by Andruw Monasterio (14) following the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 10, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Jackson Chourio (11) is dunked with Gatorade by Andruw Monasterio (14) following the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Brewers extend lead, chase José Berríos

A Brice Turang walk and William Contreras single set the table nicely in the sixth. Christian Yelich was called out on strikes, but Willy Adames lifted a fly ball to left on which Turang tagged and scored easily to up the Brewers' advantage to 3-1.

That play also ended the evening for Berríos.

BOX SCORE: Brewers 3, Blue Jays 1

Rea, meanwhile, kept right on sailing and after having faced the minimum from the fourth on had completed seven innings on just 85 pitches -- the first time he'd gone that deep in a game since June 7, 2016, while with the San Diego Padres.

Manager Pat Murphy elected to pull Rea despite his low pitch count and Joel Payamps followed with 1-2-3 eighth.

Trevor Megill earned his 10th save with a scoreless ninth.

Now, Willy Adames hits one out

Milwaukee took the lead in the fourth on a solo homer to left-center by Adames, when he jumped on a 1-2 mistake out over the plate.

It was the first time Adames had gone deep since May 29 and gave Adames his first multi-hit game since June 1.

Dueling homers in the third inning

Toronto's No. 9 hitter, Alejandro Kirk, homered to left to give the Blue Jays a brief lead in the third before Jackson Chourio responded with a solo shot of his own in the bottom half to tie it at 1-1.

It would have given the Brewers the lead had it not been for Jake Bauers being picked off first base one pitch earlier.

Brewers time, TV, radio

The Brewers game starts at the 7:10 p.m. Monday.

TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin. Radio: AM-620 and a state network.

Brewers lineup

Blue Jays lineup

Brewers schedule

Brewers vs. Blue Jays, 7:10 p.m. Tuesday: Milwaukee TBA vs. Toronto LHP Yusei Kikuchi. Broadcasts: TV – Bally Sports Wisconsin. Radio – AM-620.

Brewers vs. Blue Jays, 7:10 p.m. Tuesday: Milwaukee RHP Tobias Myers vs. Toronto RHP Chris Bassitt. Broadcasts: TV – Bally Sports Wisconsin. Radio – AM-620.

This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Brewers 3, Blue Jays 1: Milwaukee runs home winning streak to 6 games