CHICAGO, April 27 -- Cal Eldred scattered four hits over five innings and the Milwaukee Brewers scored six runs with two out in the sixth inning Thursday night in coasting to a 9-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Milwaukee swept a two-game series in different cities.
The Brewers blasted Chicago on Wednesday, 12-3. Back-to-back doubles by John Jaha and Joe Oliver gave Milwaukee a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning and the Brewers broke the game open as seven consecutive batters reached base in the sixth after Oliver made the second out of the inning. With Jaha at second after a one-out double, Turner Ward was intentionally walked and Matt Meiske singled to left, scoring Jaha to make it 3-1. Meiske took second on the throw home. Fernando Vina reached on an infield single, scoring Ward and advancing Meiske to third. Pat Listach walked to load the bases and Atlee Hammaker relieved Jose Deleon. Hammaker walked Darryl Hamilton, forcing home Meiske for a 5-1 lead. Isidro Marquez relieved Hammaker and allowed an infield single to Kevin Seitzer that scored Vina and Listach. Greg Vaughn capped the rally with an RBI single. Eldred struck out four and gave up an unearned run for the win. The right-hander improved to 4-4 lifetime against Chicago. Jim Abbott took the loss for Chicago, allowing two runs, one earned, in 4 1-3 innings. Abbott allowed three hits and issued four walks. Tim Raines, Frank Thomas and Robin Ventura all hit solo home runs for Chicago, which allowed 21 runs in the two losses.