The Milwaukee Brewers closed out their 2016 season with a 6-4, 10-inning victory over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver on Sunday.
Catcher Andrew Susac clubbed a two-run home run with two outs in the top of the tenth inning to give the Brewers the victory. Prior to his home run, Susac struck out three times and grounded out.
The Brewers had a chance to win the game in regulation, taking a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the ninth, but closer Tyler Thornburg blew a save for a second straight day and the third time in the final week of the season. Jordan Patterson’s rbi single in the ninth spoiled Thornburg’s final game of the season.
The Brewers were trailing 3-2 in the eighth when Domingo Santana clubbed a two-run homer to put his team in front 4-3.
Both Chris Carter of the Brewers and Nolan Arenado of the Rockies failed to homer in their final game, which leaves them tied for the National League home run title with 41 each.
Santana’s strikeout in the fifth inning gave the Brewers the Major League record for strikeouts in a season with 1,536.
The Brewers finished with 73 wins on the season, five more than a year ago.