After falling behind 3-0 in the first inning the Milwaukee Brewers took a late lead, then blew that lead, only to win in the bottom of the ninth 6-5 Sunday.
Starting pitcher Matt Garza gave up three-runs in a 40 pitch first inning, but managed to settle down after that and get through five innings. The final stat line for Garza was five innings, six hits, three runs, four walks and four strikeouts.
After Garza left, Brandon Kintzler pitched a scoreless sixth followed by a combined effort in the seventh from Zach Duke and Rob Wooten. Duke did give up a run in the inning to make the score 5-4 Brewers after seven.
That remained the score until the ninth and with Francisco Rodriquez looking for his sixteenth consecutive save. Rodriguez got the first two outs, but then gave up a solo home run that tied the game. It was the first run given up by K-Rod this season and now has an ERA of 0.45.
In the bottom of the ninth, the Brewers got a double from Rickie Weeks. After a wild pitch that put Weeks at third, Mark Reynolds singled between third and short to end the game 6-5.
Offensively, the Brewers had twelve hits. Weeks finished the game with three hits and is now hitting .318. Reynolds added two hits and Jonathan Lucroy had a pinch hit rbi single in the sixth.
Brewers Scoring Plays
Rickie Weeks singles on ground ball to shortstop Derek Jeter. Matt Garza scores
Lyle Overbay singles on a line drive to center field. Carlos Gomez scored.
Jonathan Lucroy Singles to center. Jean Segura scores.
Logan Schafer doubles to right. Martin Maldonado scores.
Rickie Weeks reaches on a fielder’s choice. Jonathan Lucroy scores
Mark Reynolds singles to left field. Rickie Weeks scores.
After taking two out of three against the New York Yankees, the Brewers are now off Monday. They will finish their nine game home stand starting Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.