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Arcia lifts Brewers



MILWAUKEE — Facing the prospect of a three-game sweep by the last-place Seattle Mariners, the Milwaukee Brewers rediscovered their winning formula.

We needed it

Orlando Arcia hit a three-run homer and the Brewers snapped a two-game skid with a 4-2 victory over the Mariners on Thursday.

“We needed it,” outfielder Christian Yelich said.

“That’s the kind of game we’re accustomed to playing. That’s us, as a team, that kind of game but it just hasn’t worked out for us over the last few weeks. It’s been a tough stretch, for sure, but we showed signs of getting back on track and doing what we’re capable of.”

Yelich narrowly missed his Major League Baseball-leading 30th home run of the season in the first inning. The Brewers wouldn’t threaten again until the fourth when Mike Leake loaded the bases with one out to bring up starting pitcher Chase Anderson.

Anderson put down a near-perfect suicide squeeze to score Ryan Braun. And one pitch later, Arcia sent a three-run blast to right.

Chase Anderson bounced back after he allowed six runs in his previous start. Anderson allowed two runs, one earned, and struck out six in 5 1/3 innings.