said it feels like there are 35 guys on the right side of the field when he comes to bat. That matters little when the left-handed
slugger shows his pop.
Fielder hit a pair of two-run homers over the shift and
hit solo shots to rally the
to a 6-3 victory over the
on Tuesday night.
''Pretty much the night belonged to Prince - three hits, two homers, four RBIs,'' Brewers manager
said. ''That's pretty much the offense.''
It was the first time this season the Brewers hit four homers in a game. Milwaukee has won seven of its last nine and is five
games over .500 since a 4-9 start.
Fielder, who had been hitless in his previous 10 at-bats, singled the opposite way in the second and hit his first homer down
the right-field line in the fourth inning off starter
to cut Florida's lead to 3-2.
Weeks tied it with his homer in the fifth and, after
singled, Fielder hit a towering shot over the Marlins' bullpen off Koronka (0-1) for his seventh this season to give Milwaukee
a 5-3 lead.
Marlins pitching coach
made a visit to the mound just before Fielder hit his second homer.
''He just said, 'Make pitches and be careful here' and obviously I didn't do that,'' Koronka said. ''Two swings of the bat
by him cost us the game.''
It was Fielder's 14th career multihomer game and the first time he has hit two off a left-handed pitcher since doing it against
on April 23, 2008.
''I feel more comfortable (against left-handers), because I see them more,'' Fielder said. ''It's not getting easier, but
because I'm seeing them a lot more it's not such a shock when I do see them.''
That was all Brewers starter
(2-4) and the bullpen needed although Cameron homered in the eighth.
Parra allowed three runs and six hits in six innings and relievers
didn't allow a baserunner the rest of the way. Hoffman picked up his sixth save.
''Manny deserves to have a game go his way,'' DiFelice said. ''He wasn't getting as much run support, but he was still pitching
good games. He got four quick losses. Now he's won two in a row and I think he needed that.''
Florida's young starting rotation was thought to be a strength, but injuries have hurt the Marlins, who have lost eight of
their last 11.
Koronka, starting in place of
(shoulder), was making his first start since May 30, 2007. The 28-year-old left-hander hasn't pitched regularly in the majors
since 2006 when he made 23 starts for Texas.
He got a 3-0 lead early when
, who came in hitting .189, had an RBI single in the first and
added RBI singles in the second.
But Parra, who struck out eight, settled down after three consecutive hits in the second, and the Brewers allowed just two
baserunners from the third inning on.
''It's great when you know that they're going to score the runs, you've just got to keep them in the game,'' Parra said. ''It's
a team that you just can't keep down too long.''
Notes: Brewers LF
won the NL Player of the Week award on Monday. ... Brewers C
(ankle) is expected to be activated from the DL on Thursday. ... Marlins LHP
(oblique) is set to rejoin the rotation on Saturday. Miller allowed one run in six innings in a rehab start at Double-A Jacksonville
on Monday. ... Marlins RHP
(elbow) is out for the season after having reconstructive elbow surgery. ... The Brewers signed utilityman
to a minor league contract.