Brewers on losing streak; face Braves tonight
The Milwaukee Brewers have lost six of their last seven road games, after falling 4-3 Thursday at Florida.
Starter Josh Johnson hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning to put the Marlins in front for good.
It was his first career blast, and the first by a Florida pitcher since August of 2007.
Johnson also got the win to improve to 5-1. He struck out eight Brewers in seven-and-two-thirds innings, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk.
Brewers' starter Dave Bush was hit in his throwing elbow by a sharp line drive from Hanley Ramirez in the first inning.
But Bush stayed in the game, and gave up four runs on seven hits in six innings with four strikeouts and a pair of walks.
He took the loss to go 3-2. Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer in the eighth to cut the margin to one.
Ryan Braun also had a pair of hits for Milwaukee, which lost three of four to the Marlins.
Still, the Brewers remain tied with St. Louis for first place in the National League Central.
The Brewers will open a weekend series in Atlanta tonight (Friday).
Right-hander Yovani Gallardo will start against Braves' right-hander Jair Jurrjens.