Eric Lauer allowed two hits over six solid innings while Keston Hiura homered and drove in three runs, and the surging Milwaukee Brewers completed their three-game home series sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 5-0 victory on Sunday.
Omar Narvaez belted a two-run homer during a four-run sixth inning for the National League Central-leading Brewers, who are amid their third five-game winning streak of the season. The Brewers have won seven of eight following a five-game losing skid.
The Rockies, meanwhile, managed just four singles and struck out 10 times against four Milwaukee pitchers, while losing for the sixth time in seven games. Colorado is a dismal 6-31 on the road, where it’s now been swept in six series this season.
Lauer (2-3), who allowed three runs and five hits in five innings at Colorado last weekend, was more effective in this contest. In addition to the two hits, Lauer yielded a pair of walks and struck out six to record his first victory since his 2021 debut on April 29.
Hiura, meanwhile, broke a scoreless tie in the third with his second homer of the series, to left-center field off Colorado starter Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-5).
In the sixth, Narvaez went deep against reliever Lucas Gilbreath with a man on for his seventh home run of the season. Hiura then broke the game completely open with a two-run double to right-center field.
Coming off his second demotion to Triple-A Nashville in 2021 and batting just .127 entering this series, Hiura went 4-for-11 with two home runs and five RBIs in the three-game Rockies series this weekend.
Gonzalez allowed only the Hiura home run, two other hits and two walks and struck out four over five innings. He also had one of Colorado’s four hits on Sunday.
–Field Level Media