After going 32 straight innings without scoring a run, the Milwaukee Brewers put
runs on the board in the 8th, 9th and 10th innings yesterday to come from behind and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 in 10-innings.
Jonathan Lucroy’s 10th-inning home run turned out to be the game winner, but Lucroy’s heroics wouldn’t have come had it not been for Ryan Braun’s 2-run homer in the 8th inning.
Braun’s home run put the Brewers on the board after trailing 3-0 at the end of 7-innings. They were facing the possibility of being blanked in all three games of the series.
Following Braun’s home run, Carlos Gomez singled in the 9th off of Cardinals closer Mitchell Boggs and Yuniesky Betancourt’s double plated the game tying run. The Cardinals stopped the bleeding there before Lucroy clubbed the game winning home run in the 10th.
Lefty Michael Gonzalez and right hander Burke Badenhop got the final two outs in the bottom of the 10th to preserve the victory for the Brewers.
The Brewers get the day off today. They’ll open a 3-game series against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night at Miller Park.