The loss is Milwaukee's tenth in 14 games. They dropped two of three in the series with New York.
Brian Lawrence got the win and is 1-and-0 while Chris Capuano drops to 5-and-8.
The game was marked by a scuffle in the Brewers dugout tunnel during the game. Catcher Johnny Estrada and manager Ned Yost nearly tangled after a heated dispute. Infielder Tony Graffanino stepped between them as other players milled around.