Reliever Josh Hader was able to make history Wednesday night after the Brewers broke a 5-5 tie in the seventh to beat the Detroit Tigers 8-5.
The Tigers started out strong with three runs in the opening frame against starting pitcher Adrian Houser. It was 4-0 Tigers before the Brewers got onto the board with Keston Hiura's ninth homer of the season driving in three runs. After tying the game in the fifth inning at five runs apiece, Eric Sogard drove in what ended up being the game-winning run in the seventh inning on a sacrifice fly before the Brewers added some insurance in the eighth inning on a Jace Peterson two-run homer.
That set the stage for Hader, who struck out one and retired two others to extend his hitless outing streak to 12. That sets an MLB record for most hitless outings to start a season. Three other players were tied at 11 before Hader's outing Wednesday.
The win gave the Brewers a series split before they head to Cleveland for a weekend set against the Indians on Friday.