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Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy has career day with 7 RBI

May 20, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT

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Jonathan Lucroy had never hit cleanup before being penciled in there against the Twins and Jason Marquis on Sunday. The Brewers might want to leave him there for a while.

Lucroy hit his third and fourth homers of the season and drove in a career-high seven runs as part of a 16-4 rout of Minnesota. His grand slam in the seventh was the first of his career.

The big game gave Lucroy the pretty remarkable total of 27 RBI in 37 games this season. He drove in a total of 26 runs in 75 games as a rookie in 2010, and he finished with 59 RBI in 136 games last year.

It also means two of the four seven-RBI days by major leaguers this season have come from National League catchers. Philadelphia’s Carlos Ruiz also knocked in seven runs against the Braves on May 2. Carlos Beltran and Josh Hamilton (eight RBI on his four-homer day) have also had seven-RBI games.

  1. brewcrewfan54 - May 20, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    Luc is a guy people should keep their eyes on. He’s going to be one of the better hitting catchers for the next few years.

    • protius - May 21, 2012 at 12:38 AM

      He is already one of baseballs all around good guys. Keep going Luc.

  2. Cris E - May 21, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    The biggest news of this game was that the Twins finally found a good use for Drew Butera in the bullpen. He hit 94, got Carlos Gomez to strike out on a changeup and held the Brewers scoreless for an inning. Was Terry Ryan right all along? Did Gardy just not understand why Butera was in the majors this whole time? Inquiring minds want to know.

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