Once again, the Milwaukee Brewers took a lead into the late innings, only to come away with a 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 12-innings.
Andrew McCutchen provided the decisive blow, a walk-off home run to right-center field off of Mike Fiers to win it for the Pirates.
Milwaukee held a 3-2 lead in the 8th inning. That’s when manager Ron Roenicke went to former closer John Axford. Axford gave up a leadoff single to Neil Walker and a run scoring double to Russell Martin to allow the Pirates to tie the game.
Kyle Lohse didn’t have his best stuff, but he battled to keep the Brewers on top before handing off to the bullpen.
Lohse surrendered 5-hits and 5-walks to show his wildness. The five walks equals his total over his last 7-starts.
Ryan Braun had three hits, including a pair of doubles. Jean Segura added his 7th home run of the season as well.
Game 3 of the series is tonight at PNC Park. Yovani Gallardo faces Wandy Rodriguez in the pitching matchup.