The Milwaukee Brewers continue their postseason playoff run with a ninth inning 3-2 walk off victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park on Friday night.
Lyle Overbay’s bases-loaded single off Jumbo Diaz in the ninth inning scored pinch runner Logan Schafer and gave the Brewers their third straight victory. It’s their longest win streak since they put together five straight victories from Aug. 14-19.
With Lucroy at second base, Aramis Ramirez moved him to third with a groundout to shortstop. Then Ryan Braun and Gerardo Parra were walked intentionally to bring up Overbay. On Diaz’s first pitch with the bases loaded, Overbay lined a hit to the gap in left-center to send the 31,463 fans home happy.
As a pinch hitter, Overbay is hitting .370 with a home run and eight rbi’s this season.
Kyle Lohse started and wasn’t involved in the decision for the Brewers. But he did allow two earned runs on five hits with two walks and six strikeouts, his best start since late August.
The victory goes to Francisco Rodriguez (5-5) who worked the top of the 9th for the Brewers, before Overbay’s heroics.
Game two of the series is tonight at Miller Park. Yovani Gallardo (8-9, 3.61) pitches for Milwaukee. David Holmberg (0-1, 8.25) goes for the Reds.