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Counsell Surprised That Brewers Lead Majors In HR

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Counsell Surprised That Brewers Lead Majors In HR

(St. Louis, MO) — Even after a rain out Wednesday night, the Milwaukee Brewers still lead the Majors in home runs with 47 this season. And the Crew is tied with Washington for the Majors’ lead in extra base hits with 107. It’s a pleasant surprise for manager Craig Counsell, who says he did not expect the power surge coming out of Spring Training — but he now sees a lineup that can produce power anywhere in the batting order. On Tuesday night, Milwaukee was denied an extra base hit for the first time this season when the Crew lost at Saint Louis, 2-1. Game Three of that series is now set for this (Thursday) evening, with Chase Anderson taking the mound against Cardinals’ All Star Adam Wainwright. First baseman Eric Thames has hit almost one quarter of the Brewers’ homers with eleven, and Ryan Braun has seven dingers in spite of his arm and shoulder injuries that have kept him out the last two games.

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