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Former Marlins Star Christian Yelich's Big Night Lifts Milwaukee Over Miami

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    MIAMI, FL - JULY 10: Christian Yelich #22 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a 2-RBI double in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 10, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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    • Christian Yelich had three hits and a season-high four RBIs in his second game back at Marlins Park.

    • Yelich is batting .292 with 11 homers and 40 RBIs in his first season since being traded by Miami.

    Christian Yelich looked right at home Tuesday night.

    The former Marlin had three hits and a season-high four RBIs in his second game back at Marlins Park, helping the Milwaukee Brewers beat Miami 8-4 on Tuesday night.

    "He knows this ballpark so he knows how to drive the ball and he did it today," Brewers pitcher Jhoulys Chacin said.

    Travis Shaw homered, and he and Tyler Saladino had two RBIs each to lift Milwaukee to its seventh win in nine games. Miami beat the Brewers 4-3 in 10 innings Monday.

    "It was good for us to get back on track and bounce back, get back in the win column," Yelich said. "We were able to flush that tough one yesterday and we went out there and played well tonight."

    Chacin (8-3) allowed four runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked three.

    Corbin Burnes pitched two perfect innings in his major league debut for the save with family members and a former college coach in attendance.

    "That was probably everything I dreamed of, plus some," Burnes said. "That was pretty cool.

    Miami's Pablo Lopez (1-1) pitched six innings and allowed five runs.

    "The first two innings definitely a big lesson for me," Lopez said. "I settled in after that."

    Two-run singles by Yelich and Saladino helped Milwaukee lead 5-3 after two innings. Chacin and Lopez both found a groove after that, and Chacin handed off a 5-4 lead to Dan Jennings and the bullpen. Jennings finished up the sixth, Jeremy Jeffress pitched the seventh and Burnes cleaned up after that.

    Shaw hit his 16th homer off Javy Guerra in the eighth for a two-run cushion.

    "I thought Travis' homer was huge for sure, I think that was probably the big run," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.

    Yelich added a two-run double to left in the ninth to help the Brewers pull away.

    "You get it within one and you're always in striking distance," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. "You have J.B. (Justin Bour) sitting there. You have at-bats coming, but the Shaw homer gives them a little breathing room and obviously Yeli opens it."

    Yelich is batting .292 with 11 homers and 40 RBIs in his first season since being traded by Miami. He was named to his first All-Star team.

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