MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rookie Matt Clark hit his first career home run, Wily Peralta pitched into the seventh inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins 4-1 Wednesday night.
Peralta (16-10) gave up one earned run and five hits in 6 2-3 innings to help Milwaukee snap a four-game losing streak and win for just the second time in its last 15 games. The right-hander also had an RBI for the Brewers, who remained 1 1/2 games behind Pittsburgh for the second wild-card spot.
Francisco Rodriguez got the last three outs to reach 40 saves for the fifth time in his career.
Miami's Jarred Cosart (4-2) allowed an earned run and four hits in six innings, striking out seven. He had won his last four decisions.
Marcell Ozuna hit his 22nd home run of the season to lead off the seventh for Miami.
The Pirates and Braves won; so Pittsburgh still leads Milwaukee and Atlanta by 1/1/2 games for the 2nd Wild Card.