The Milwaukee Brewers finally got to play a home opener at Miller Park, but it didn’t work out the way they had planned. The Brewers jumped out to a 4-2 lead, then saw their bullpen surrender four runs in a 6-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.
The Brewers were playing their first game since a victory in Pittsburgh last Wednesday.
Brett Anderson got his first start in a Brewers uniform but took a drive off of his left foot from Chicago’s Luis Robert. Yoan Mancada doubled him to third. Jose Abreu drove in a run with a ground ball and Yasmani Grandal gave the White Sox a 2-0 lead with a sacrifice fly.
The Brewers cut the lead to 1 in the bottom half of the first when Christian Yelich snapped an 0-for-19 streak with a two-out double. Avisail Garcia followed with a double of his own to score Yelich.
The Brewers took the lead in the 5th when Garcia drove in two runs with a single to left. Ben Gamel’s sixth inning single to center scored Justin Smoak to put the Brewers up 4-2. [Read more…]