There were two outs in the top of the first inning when Sexson drove a 2-2 pitch from Orioles starter
(5-3) over the right-center field wall to give the Brewers a 1-0 lead.
Sexson continued to produce at the plate away from Miller Park. He has five homers and 11 RBI in his last 13 road games.
Sexson was hit by a pitch from Johnson in the third and the players exchanged angry words before order was restored. But the Orioles righthander appeared to have been shaken by the incident, giving up four more runs and seven hits before being replaced with two outs in the fifth.
"It's just a weird coincidence it happened (after the home run)," Sexson said. "(Fighting is) never good for baseball. Sometimes it fires up a team though, gets the blood flowing."
"I think it was the wrong reaction," Johnson said. "I threw him a fastball in - a sinker - and it tailed in. It was a pitch that got away."
After Sexson was hit, Jenkins broke a 1-1 deadlock with an RBI single. After the Brewers added two runs in the fourth and another one in the fifth, Jenkins' run-scoring single in the sixth sparked a three-run rally that increased Milwaukee's advantage to 8-1.
"I thought he (Johnson) lost his focus with Sexson," Orioles manager
said. "He wasn't trying to hit Sexson. We were trying to pitch him in. Richie dives across the plate a lot."
"It didn't look very good," Brewers manager
said. "Richie hits the home run and then the first pitch is a four-seamer right in his ribs. He might not have been trying to do it, but you see it happen a lot."
Johnson has posted a 1-3 record with a 5.40 ERA in eight starts since April, when he went 4-0 in five starts.
(1-2) bounced back from his shortest start of the season by ending his career-high six-game losing streak. The righthander gave up two runs and seven hits in seven innings en route to his first win since July 24 at Houston.
"That's the best stuff I've had all year," Quevedo said. "I kept the ball down and made them hit it. I got some quick outs tonight."
"He was working down tonight," Yost said. "That's been the object of our approach with Ruben and Glendon (Rusch), trying to get them to comand the low and away strike zone, changing speeds, and he did that very, very nicely tonight."