OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Scooter Gennett and Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered to back Junior Guerra’s first victory in more than a month, and the Milwaukee Brewers earned a split of their quick two-game interleague series against the Oakland Athletics with a 4-2 win Wednesday.
Gennett connected on a two-run shot in the fifth and Nieuwenhuis in the eighth.
Guerra (4-1) struck out eight over seven innings while facing the A’s for the first time in his career. Milwaukee improved to 8-2 in games when he starts, but he won for the first time in six outings since beating the Cubs on May 19.
Martin Maldonado had five hits for the season coming into Wednesday’s game, then added three more.
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