MIAMI — Norichika Aoki showed he is capable of providing some pop at the plate. Aoki hit a two-run home run and an RBI double to establish a career-high with three RBIs for the Milwaukee Brewers in an 8-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday.
“He really was good today,” Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. “Even the last ball they got to him in left-center, he hammered it. This is a big ball park and he goes deep to right-center and then hits a ball to the warning track in left-center. He hammered balls today.”
Aoki, who hit his seventh homer, is batting .419 (13 for 31) during an eight-game hitting streak.
“Today is today, tomorrow is another day,” Aoki said through a translator. “It’s good to be on a hot stretch right now, but I just have to take it day by day.”