The Milwaukee Brewers ran their win streak to three-games last night, knocking off the Chicago White Sox 10-7 at Miller Park.
Elian Herrera clubbed a game-winning two-run home run in the 8th inning to break a 7-7 tie. Khris Davis followed with a solo shot to cap the scoring.
Herrera also doubled and scored, getting another start at third base for the ailing Aramis Ramirez. The home run for Herrera is his second in as many games.
The Brewers jumped out to a 6-0 lead after four innings and 7-2 after five. But the Brewers bullpen couldn’t hold on, allowing five runs over the seventh and eighth innings. The White Sox were bidding to take the lead, but Carlos Gomez ended the threat with an over-the-shoulder catch in center field to rob Melky Cabrera and keep the game tied.
The Brewers put out a revamped lineup again, the 32nd different lineup in 33 games. This time Gerardo Parra led off with Ryan Braun hitting second and Carlos Gomez in the cleanup spot.
Gomez in the leadoff spot paid dividends immediately when he clubbed a 3-run homer in the first inning to get the Brewers out in front. The Brewers added two-more runs in the second inning to give the Brewers a 5-0 lead.
Jeff Samardzija continued his struggles against the Brewers, falling to 2-6 all-time, 0-3 in 12 games at Miller Park.
The Brewers (12-21) will send Mike Fiers (1-4, 5.46) to the mound in game two of the series tonight. Chris Sale (2-1 5.93) gets the nod for the White Sox.