Tyler Thornburg had things under control through 5-innings last night, then
things fell apart in the 6th for the Milwaukee Brewers rookie.
The Blue Jays clubbed four home runs off of Thornburg in his Major League debut, including back-to-back-to-back long balls in the 6th inning to chase Thornburg.
Colby Rasmus, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion all went long against Thornburg in the sixth. Brett Lawrie got him earlier to account for the four home runs off of Thornburgh.
Brewer third baseman Aramis Ramirez got Thornburg off the hook in the bottom of the sixth though, clubbing a grand slam homer to give the Brewers a 9-6 lead.
Despite new life, the Brewers bullpen couldn’t hold the lead. Manny Parra gave up a pair of runs and John Axford served up back-to-back homers in the 9th to Colby Rasmus and Jose Bautista to send the Blue Jays to the 10-9 win.
For Axford, it was his fourth blown save of the season.
The final game of the series is this afternoon.