Flushing, NY – Prince Fielder drove in two runs as the 2 win in the finale of a three-game set against the Mets at Citi Field to sweep New York and continue their surge.
Ryan Braun went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Brewers, who have won nine of their last 10 games. Yovani Gallardo (14-8) worked seven innings, giving up just two runs on six hits with six strikeouts to get the victory.
Milwaukee leads St. Louis, which plays in Chicago later Sunday, by nine games for first place in the NL Central -- the largest division lead for the club in team history.
Also, thanks to a 22-3 run since losing consecutive games on July 23-24, the Brewers stand at 76-52 and are 24 games over .500 for the first time since holding an 80-56 mark on August 31, 2008.
Lucas Duda's two-run homer accounted for all the runs for the Mets, who have lost nine of 11. R.A. Dickey gave up just two runs on six hits over seven innings, but did not factor into the decision.