April 17, 2014

Brewers beat Rockies in extra innings

The Milwaukee Brewers won their season opener today but needed extra innings to pull it off.  Jonathan Lucroy’s 1-out, bases loaded sacrifice fly

Miller Park

Miller Park

in the 10th inning gave the Brewers a 5-4 win at Miller Park.

The Brewers actually trailed 3-1 in the 8th but scored three runs to take a 4-3 lead.  Ryan Braun drove in a run with an infield single and Aramis Ramirez followed with a 2-run double to put the Brewers in front for the first time.

John Axford came on to preserve the win, striking out the first two batters he faced in the 9th.  Then Dexter Fowler clubbed a solo home run to right with 2-outs in the 9th inning to force extra innings and hand Axford his 1st blown save of the season.

In the 10th, Rickie Weeks was hit by a pitch, stole second.  Then Ryan Braun was intentionally walked and Aramis Ramirez followed with another walk to load the bases for Lucroy, who delivered the game winner.

Yovani Gallardo gave up 3-runs on 10-hits in 5-innings and was in line for his 3rd opening day loss but his teammates got him off the hook.

Norichka Aoki homered in the 3rd for the Brewers.  Troy Tulowitski and Carlos Gonzalez also went deep for Colorado.

The win snapped a four-game opening-day losing streak for the Brewers.