The Milwaukee Brewers were swept in a series for the first time this season, falling to Toronto 7-4 on Wednesday. Edwin Encarnacion clubbed a game-ending, three-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning, handing the Brewers their third straight defeat.
The Brewers had not been swept in 27 series before the 2-game series in Toronto. Only the Los Angeles Dodgers have not been swept this season.
Jose Bautista and former Brewer Juan Francisco also clubbed home runs for the Blue Jay’s, who have hit a major league leading 113 home runs already this season.
Wily Peralta came into the game riding a 5-game winning streak but surrendered four runs and nine hits in six innings. Peralta walked three and struck out four but wasn’t involved in the decision.
Brandon Kintzler served up the game winner, but the loss goes to Will Smith, who put the first two runners on base in the 9th. It’s the 26th home run of the season for Encarnacion, who is tied for the Major League home run lead with White Sox rookie Jose Abreu and Baltimore’s Nelson Cruz.
The Brewers are off today. They’ll open a 3-game series in Cincinnati on Friday night.