Domingo Santana ends a two for 24 slump by hitting two homers to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 home win against Atlanta on Sunday, as the Crew avoided being swept for three games. The Brewers did not get a hit until the fifth inning, when Santana had a leadoff solo homer off Braves’ starter Mike Foltynewicz (foal tin’ eh witz) — and Santana’s second blast came in the sixth after Dansby Swanson committed an error on ground ball at shortstop with two outs. Matt Garza won his first decision, retiring 15 Braves in a row at one point — and he struck out seven in six and two thirds innings. Neftali Feliz earned his sixth save, and the loss dropped Foltynewicz to 0-3. The Brewers ended April 13-13, their same number of wins as the previous two years combined.
Brewers’ third baseman Travis Shaw is expected to return to the lineup tonight (Monday) for their game against At. Louis, after he was hit by a pitch from Atlanta’s Jaime Garcia on Saturday night. Shaw was given tissue treatments on Sunday to relieve swelling in his right hand. “X” rays showed there was nothing broken. Meanwhile, Brewers’ left fielder Ryan Braun left Sunday’s game in the seventh with a strain of his right trapezius neck and shoulder muscles. He could miss at least one game due to the injury.