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Moose-on-Moose HR highlights Crew's big 1st

Yelich sets career high with 22nd home run
August 24, 2018

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers won the battle of the Moose to open Players' Weekend.After Christian Yelich (Yeli) had already hit a two-run home run, Mike Moustakas (Moose) capped Milwaukee's four-run first inning off Pirates starter Joe Musgrove (also Moose) with another two-run shot in Friday's series-opening 7-6, 15-inning victory at

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers won the battle of the Moose to open Players' Weekend.
After Christian Yelich (Yeli) had already hit a two-run home run, Mike Moustakas (Moose) capped Milwaukee's four-run first inning off Pirates starter Joe Musgrove (also Moose) with another two-run shot in Friday's series-opening 7-6, 15-inning victory at Miller Park.
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Lorenzo Cain (Lo Cain) opened the frame with a ground-rule double to right-center field, and Yelich then jumped on the first pitch he saw from Musgrove, a slider, and hit it off the scoreboard in center field. Statcast™ projected the ball traveled 421 feet and left Yelich's bat at 108 mph.
The clout was Yelich's 22nd of the season, which gives him a career high.

The next batter, Jesus Aguilar (El Causa), singled and was on third base with two outs when Moustakas launched a 2-2 slider into the right-field bleachers to put Milwaukee up 4-0. The homer was Moustakas' third with the Brewers and 23rd for the season.

Jim Hoehn is a contributor to MLB.com based in Milwaukee.