For the second time in the last week, Khris Davis had homered twice in the same game. The Brewers outfielder now has three of his four multi-homer games this season.
The Brewers hit three home runs in all, bring them from behind to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 at Miller Park. Sunday was the first time the Brewers even scored off of Cardinals pitching in the series.
With the Brewers leading, Cardinal Matt Carpenter’s two-out, three-run homer in the seventh off of Jimmy Nelson brought the Cardinals from behind and into the lead at 4-3.
But the Brewers weren’t done. Jason Rogers started the eighth with a broken-bat, pinch-hit single. Logan Schafer took over to pinch run for Rogers at first. He was sacrificed to second by Shane Peterson. St. Louis then went to the bullpen and called on former Brewer Jonathan Broxton.
Broxton’s first pitch was a fast ball away and Khris Davis deposited it into the right field stands.
Davis now has eleven home runs on the season. Elian Herrera also homered off of Cardinals pitcher Jon Lackey earlier.
Jimmy Nelson allowed four runs on eight hits with eight strikeouts in seven innings. Francisco Rodriguez pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to record his 26th save in as many chances. K-Rod now has saves in 31 straight appearances.
The Brewers get the day off today before opening a three-game series in Chicago against the red-hot Cubs on Tuesday.