After driving in just nine runs last month, Wilkerson got the Expos on the board in the second inning with an RBI double off Brewers starter
Wilkerson's added a two-run homer in the fifth that stretched Montreal's lead to 6-0. It followed an RBI double by
and was just his fourth home run since the end of June.
"It feels really good to have some good, aggressive swings," Wilkerson said. "I told myself (not to) try to do too much - just get a good pitch, get the head out and see what you can do. And I drove it out of the park."
Wilkerson came within one RBI of matching his season high. He has had three four-RBI games this season, most recently on June 24.
After the Expos took the lead,
almost tied it with a two-out single in the third, but
was thrown out at the plate on a fine throw by center fielder
caught the throw a bit high and behind the plate but got down the tag in time to get Osik.
"It was a huge play," Brewers manager
said. "That would have tied the score."
Schneider doubled Montreal's lead in the fourth with a single that plated
, who drew a leadoff walk and took third on a ground-rule double by
. Vitiello scored on a single by Ohka, who picked up his first RBI of the season.
Ohka (8-10) also won for the first time since June 29. After going 0-3 with a 5.58 ERA in July, the righthander allowed one run and eight hits in seven innings with a season-high eight strikeouts and two walks.
"The difference was he won," Expos manager
said. "He had command of everything he threw out there. He made the pitches he wanted to make on the hitters."
Franklin surrendered seven runs and 11 hits in six innings and has lost back-to-back starts for the first time in his career.
"A loss is a loss, whether it's one or five in a row," Franklin said. "It doesn't matter. Tomorrow, I've got to forget about today."
added a solo homer in the sixth inning, his first of the season. The blast hit a speaker and bounced into foul territory, confusing left fielder
but not the umpires, who made the correct ruling.
"I didn't know what happened," Carroll said. "When I came around, I saw the umpire and I didn't know what happened. It hit the speaker. It feels good to finally get one."
Carroll's only other major league home run came last September 15 against the
New York Mets