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Milwaukee racks up 18 hits, improves to 9-2 on the road | The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

ST. LOUIS – Jackson Chourio followed Brice Turang for back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning to become the fourth-youngest player since 1900 with four home runs in his first 17 games, and the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 12-5 Saturday.

Rhys Hoskins homered and had three RBI for the Brewers, with 18 hits being the most in three years. Every Brewers starter had a hit and eight starters had multiple hits for the first time since April 22, 2010 against Pittsburgh. The bottom three batters in the order were 6 for 12 with four RBI.

“It was a good day offensively,” Brewers manager Pat Murphy said. “They’re starting to get a little bit of confidence. It’s early in the season and you start looking at the board at the numbers and kids sometimes get in their own heads. I think right now they’re focusing on getting good throws to touch.” and try to swing the right way at the ball.”

Milwaukee is a major league-best 9-2 and has won seven of its last eight games against St. Louis. The Brewers scored their most hits since 22 in a 17-4 win at the Chicago Cubs on August 12, 2021.

“Whether or not we can beat these guys tomorrow remains to be seen, but just to come here and get two wins straight away and win a series should do a lot for our confidence,” Hoskins said.

Chourio, at 20 years, 20 days, trails only Lou Klimchock in 1958-59 (19 years, 345 days), Tony Conigliaro in 1964 (19 years, 120 days) and Andruw Jones in 1996 (19 years, 138 days) to four home runs.

“He goes up and down, but he has to stay in the zone,” Murphy said. “He’s got such good hands that he’s able to get that pitcher to throw strikes instead of chasing after them. He was great today.”

Bryse Wilson (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 hitless innings in relief of DL Hall, who allowed 4 runs, 5 hits and 5 walks in 3 2/3 innings. Hoby Milner, Abner Uribe and Thyago Vieira scored a six-hitter.

“It was hard,” Hall said. “I’m a perfectionist, so you expect me to just pick up where I left off in the bullpen. That’s obviously not happening right now. But luckily I have a big offense behind me that is just keeping me alive.” picks me up again and again.”

Miles Mikolas (1-3) gave up 5 runs and 5 hits in 4 2/3 innings for the Cardinals, who lost three games in a row for the first time this season.

“It stinks,” Mikolas said. “We played great defense today and put some points on the board. I couldn’t keep the points off the board. That’s on me today. I didn’t do my job there.”

Turang tied the score at 4-4 with a two-run home run on a slider in the fourth. Four pitches later, Chourio connected on a fastball for a 5-4 lead.

Hoskins homered in the first inning, stopped an 0-for-11 slide and added an RBI single in a four-run sixth that built a 9-4 lead.

photo Milwaukee Brewers’ Willy Adames (27) and Blake Perkins (16) celebrate a 12-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals after a baseball game on Saturday, April 20, 2024 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
photo Milwaukee Brewers’ Rhys Hoskins (12) and Oliver Dunn celebrate a 12-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals after a baseball game on Saturday, April 20, 2024 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
photo Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Thyago Vieira celebrates a 12-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals after a baseball game on Saturday, April 20, 2024, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
photo Milwaukee Brewers’ Blake Perkins (16) scores past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Ivan Herrera during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 20, 2024, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
photo Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Hoby Milner throws during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, April 20, 2024, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
photo Milwaukee Brewers’ William Contreras (24) carries his bat as he heads to first after hitting an RBI single during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, April 20, 2024 in St. Louis . (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)