Garneau, Tigers beat Brewers 4-1, sweep 2 game series
By: Mike Stiles - Thursday, September 16, 2021

Dustin Garneau (photo courtesy of DFP)

(DETROIT) – Dustin Garneau homered and drove in two runs, rookie Matt Manning combined with the bullpen on a three hitter and the Detroit Tigers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Wednesday to complete a two-game sweep. ...... {LISTEN}. Milwaukee's magic number to clinch the NL Central remained at five after they dropped a pair to the Tigers following a five-game winning streak. The Brewers were limited to seven hits in the series, and Lorenzo Cain's RBI double in the second inning was the only extra-base hit. Garneau knocked in the go-ahead run in the fifth with a sacrifice fly. He lofted his fourth homer with two out in the seventh. Derek Hill, who drove in the lone run in Detroit's 1-0, 11-inning victory over Milwaukee on Tuesday, supplied an RBI triple. Miguel Cabrera added a run-scoring double. Manning (4-6) gave up a run on two hits and struck out a career-high six over six innings in his 15th start. He collected his first victory since Aug. 12 while the Tigers notched their fifth win in six games. Manning got out of a bases-loaded jam after giving up the run in the second, then allowed only one more baserunner. Michael Fulmer recorded four strikeouts during the last two innings while notching his ninth save. Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff (9-9) gave up three runs on four hits and struck out seven in six innings. Milwaukee is 3-11 against AL Central also-rans Detroit, Minnesota and Kansas City. The Tigers recorded their 70th victory of the season. They haven't reached that total since they finished 86-75 in 2016.

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