Milwaukee's Don Sutton broke his eight-game losing streak with his first victory since July 14 by winning at Cleveland.
Sutton (8-13), who had made 11 starts without winning, gave up two runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings. He left the game after pulling a muscle in his left leg while reaching for Jack Perconte's infield single.
The victory was Sutton's 266th, tying him with Bob Feller and Eppa Rixey at 26th place on the all-time list.
The Brewers, who had scored just 12 runs in Sutton's last eight starts, took a 3-0 lead in the first against Neal Heaton (10-6). Paul Molitor singled, Robin Yount doubled and Cecil Cooper walked to load the bases. Mark Brouhard doubled in two runs and Randy Ready followed with an RBI single.
Cleveland scored in its half of the first on singles by Toby Harrah and Andre Thornton, a walk to Gorman Thomas and Ron Hassey's forceout.
Charlie Moore doubled home two Milwaukee runs in the third and the Brewers then chased Heaton in the fourth when Molitor singled and later scored on Ted Simmons' double. They added a run in the seventh on Jim Gantner's sacrifice fly off reliever Juan Eichelberger.
The Indians scored in the seventh on a sacrifice fly by George Vukovich before Ready tripled home two runs in the eighth to make it 9-2.
Cleveland scored five times in the eighth, four coming on a grand-slam homer by Alan Bannister.