Mark Brouhard hit a three-run homer and Tom Candiotti and Pete Ladd pitched a six-hitter yesterday in leading the Brewers to a 3-1 victory over the New York Yankees in Milwaukee.
Candiotti (4-0) allowed one run and six hits in 6 2/3 innings, leaving himself with a 0.76 ERA. He struck out four and walked two. Ladd struck out three in earning his 18th save.
Yankees starter Shane Rawley (14-11) gave up only seven hits, struck out three and walked none in pitching his eighth complete game of the season.
Brouhard hit his third home run of the season in the fourth. Robin Yount was hit by a pitch leading off and Cecil Cooper singled. One out later, Brouhard hit a towering drive over the left-field fence.
New York closed to 3-1 in the seventh when Don Baylor hit his 18th home run, into the left-field bleachers. The Yankees then loaded the bases on singles by Roy Smalley and Omar Moreno and a walk by pinch hitter Oscar Gamble. Ladd replaced Candiotti and struck out Willie Randolph to end the inning.
The County Stadium crowd of 30,392 put the Brewers over 2 million in attendance for the first time in the 14 years of the franchise. The Brewers now have drawn 2,022,447 this year.