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Brewers Closer Feliz Struggles In Loss To Boston

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(Milwaukee, WI) ¬†— ¬†Brewers’ closer Neftali Feliz has given up five homers in 16 innings this season. The latest was a three run shot by Mookie Betts that broke a 1-1 tie Thursday, and gave the Boston Red Sox a 4-1 victory against the Crew at Miller Park. Feliz has eight saves in nine chances, but Thursday’s loss dropped his record to 0-4 and he has a bloated ERA of 6.19. Right hander Corey Knebel has turned into a solid and flexible reliever with 29 strikeouts in 18 innings but Brewers’ manager Craig Counsell is not ready to make a change at the closer’s spot just yet, saying Feliz needs to get “back on track.” Despite Thursday’s loss, the Brewers still took two of three from the Red Sox, and Milwaukee will open a weekend home series tonight against the New York Mets.

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