The Milwaukee Brewers continued their winning ways on Monday night with a 7-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners. However, that wasn’t the main headline after the game.
Cy Young award winner Corbin Burnes exited the game in the sixth inning. Brewers Manager Craig Counsell said after the game that it was a minor left pectoral muscle strain. The Brewers hope Burnes can make his next start. They will watch it over the next few days.
Before he exited, Burnes allowed just two earned runs, walked two batters, and struck out three.
The Brewers offense scored three runs in the second inning to take a 3-0 lead. Then, with a 4-2 lead, Brice Turang hit his second home run of the season in the seventh inning to extend the Brewers lead to 5-2.
Milwaukee added a couple more runs and the bullpen held serve to give the Brewers a 7-3 win.
The Brewers have won four of their last five games and sit at 12-5 on the season.
The second game of the series in Seattle will be played Tuesday night at 8:40pm. Listen to Tim Allen on The Baseball Postgame Show presented by Hitters Baseball Academy after the game.