Entering Monday’s game at Miller Park, Milwaukee Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez was 17 for 18 in save situations. He would have another opportunity to close out a Brewers victory, taking the mound in the 9th with a 6-4 lead. But Rodriguez couldn’t hold on. He served up two runs in the 9th to see the Orioles tie the game. Baltimore went on to score again in the 10th to win the game 7-6.
Khris Davis and Lyle Overbay hit back to back home runs in the 6th inning, trying to get starter Kyle Lohse his 7th win of the season.
Jonathan Schoop hit his second home run of the game in the 9th to cut the Brewers lead to just one run. Delmon Young then singled to left and Nick Markakis followed with a double to left center as the Orioles tied the game.
The Brewers then missed a chance to win it in the bottom of the 9th. They had the bases loaded with only one out, but Mark Reynolds lined out to the shortstop and Elian Herrera was doubled off third base to end the threat.
Rob Wooten came on to pitch the 10th and got the first two outs before former Brewer J.J. Hardy doubled to left. Newly acquired catcher Nick Hundley then blooped a single to left to score Hardy and give the Orioles the lead for good.
The Brewers are 3-7 in their last 10-games. They’ll send Matt Garza (2-4) to the mound in game two of the series at Miller Park tonight.