Burnes' bid for NL Cy Young improves against Royals

Burnes, Williams, and Braun stay hot for the Brewers
Sep 19, 2020; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Corbin Burnes (39) delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports
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Corbin Burnes continues to dominate for the Milwaukee Brewers as they shutout the Kansas City Royals in game two of this three-game series, 5-0.

Burnes picked up his fourth win of the season to remain undefeated. He added to his case for this year's NL Cy Young award by lowering his ERA to `1.77 after six scoreless innings, allowing four hits, no walks, and racking up nine strikeouts. Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians is the only other starting pitcher with a lower ERA (1.74) than Burnes this season.

Devin Williams has been just as dominant out of the bullpen this year for the Brewers. Williams tallied four strikeouts against the Royals in two innings of work, lowering his ERA to 0.39.

Despite scoring a run off of a defensive error by the Royals in the 3rd inning, the Brewers offense didn't get going until the 8th inning. Jacob Nottingham continues to contribute for the Brewers with an RBI-double to lead things off. Ryan Braun would seal the game with a three-run home run shortly after, his seventh home run of the season.

Tim Allen recapped Saturday's win on the Bayview Shade and Blind Postgame Show, with an appearance from our Milwaukee Baseball Insider Adam McCalvy. Make sure to tune in to The FAN before and after every game for the best Brewers Coverage.