Former Milwaukee Brewer slugger Carlos Gomez clubbed a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning off of Brewers closer Tyler Thornburg to help the Texas Rangers pull out a 8-5 win in the series finale at Globe Life Park.
Gomez had three hits and reached base four times against his former club. In the series, he finished seven for 12 with two doubles, two home runs and eight runs batted in.
The Brewers got to Rangers starter Cole Hamels early, scoring all five of their runs off of the Texas ace in the first three innings.
Jonathan Villar hit the games first pitch for a home run, his 19th of the season. Villar needs one home run in the final three games to reach 20 home runs and 60 stolen bases for the season. The last player to achieve that plateau was Ricky Henderson in 1990.
Chase Anderson worked five innings and wasn’t involved in the decision. He went 5-1 with a 2.56 ERA over his final 12 starts.
For the season, Anderson finished 9-11 with a 4.39 ERA.
The Brewers get the day off today. They’ll close the season with a three-game weekend series in Denver against the Colorado Rockies starting Friday night.