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    Toronto bullpen stifles Brewers, hang on for series opening win Featured

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    Jimmy Nelson's record falls below 500

    Kendrys Morales hit a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays held off the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Tuesday night.

    Six of the first eight Blue Jays batters reached based against Milwaukee starter Jimmy Nelson (2-3). Toronto pushed across two runs in the second, but the Brewers cut down a runner at the plate and Nelson struck out Ezequiel Carrera to limit the damage.

    Morales homered to straightaway center in the fifth to make it 4-0.

    Nelson gave up four runs and eight hits in five innings.

    The Brewers broke through against Toronto starter Joe Biagini in the fifth on Orlando Arcia's run-scoring single. Jonathan Villar drove in a pair with a single later in the inning. Biagini departed after walking Eric Thames but reliever Danny Barnes (1-2) struck out Ryan Braun and Travis Shaw to end the threat.

    Biagini allowed three runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings. Toronto's bullpen didn't allow a run the rest of the game. Roberto Osuna earned his seventh save in 10 chances.

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