A walk-off three run home run by the Toronto Blue Jays gave the Milwaukee Brewers (51-35) their first series sweep loss of the year Wednesday. The Blue Jays took game two by the score of 7-4.
Brewers offense started right out of the gate jumping out to an early lead, but could not produce runs late in the ball game. The first run came in the opening inning when Carlos Gomez singled home Jonathan Lucroy.
After the Blue Jays tied the game in their first at-bat, the Brewers scored three runs in the third to take the lead 4-1. Ryan Braun had the big hit with a two-run triple scoring Jeff Bianchi and Rickie Weeks. Braun would score the third run of the inning when Lucroy hit a sacrifice fly.
Braun led the offense with two hits.
Toronto tied the game in the fourth inning when former Brewer player Juan Francisco hit a two-run home run.
Brewers starter Wily Peralta was tagged for four runs in six plus innings of work picking up a no decision. The bullpen had the true test of the afternoon. Peralta came back out for the seventh inning with a high pitch count and let the first two batters to reach. Manager Ron Roenicke pulled his starter for Zach Duke. Duke inherited runners with nobody out and allowed no runs to score.
In an interview with DoorCountyDailyNews after the game, Duke said: "We kept the momumentum on our side for the most part, we kept us in the game towards the end." When asked what was his go to pitch to get the Brewers out of the seventh inning, Duke said with a small chuckle just about everything.
Will Smith threw a scorelss eighth, but got tagged for the loss after allowing the first two batters he faced in the ninth to reach. Brandon Kintzler gave up the walk-off hit.
After another off day Thrusday, the Brewers open a three game weekend series with NL Central foe the Cinncinati Reds. Starters have not been announced and are TBD.