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Brewers stay hot; area teams lose close

After the Wisconsin Timber-Rattlers fell in extra innings, the Milwaukee Brewers maintaining their winning streak was the bright light among area baseball teams. 


Milwaukee Brewers 


The Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates for their ninth straight win on Thursday, by a final score of 7-2. The Brewers drew first blood when Jace Peterson hit a three-bagger in the top of the second inning that scored Tyrone Taylor. Peterson was brought around on a Jackie Bradley Jr double. Pittsburgh came within a run in the bottom of the fifth inning to cut Milwaukee’s lead to 2-1, which is as close as they got the rest of the way.


In the sixth inning, Taylor and Peterson scored their second runs of the game in the sixth inning. Keston Hiura hit an RBI line drive single that scored Taylor and Daniel Robertson’s RBI sac fly brought Peterson across the plate. After heading into the ninth with a 4-1 lead, Milwaukee put the game out of reach with three runs. In the explosive inning, Omar Narvaez doubled and brought around Robertson for his first run of the day. Also in the ninth, Taylor hit a two-RBI single that scored Christian Yelich and Narvaez. 


Pittsburgh’s ninth-inning comeback attempt scored just a run in the bottom of the ninth. The win moves Milwaukee’s record to 49-33 and they are now 6.5 ahead of the Cubs for first place in the NL Central division. Milwaukee plays in Pittsburgh on Friday for game two of the four-game series with the first pitch being thrown at 6:05 PM. 


Wisconsin Timber Rattlers


The Wisconsin Timber-Rattlers gave up a comeback win to the Beloit Snappers in eleven innings on Thursday. The Timber-Rattlers lost 5-4, but led 2-1 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning. Beloit scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth. In the top of the ninth and down 4-2, Wisconsin got two RBI-singles to send the game to extra innings. Beloit scored a walk-off single in the bottom of the eleventh inning. For the Timber-Rattlers, Korry Howell hit a walk-off home run in the first inning. 


The Rattlers are 23-27 this season. Their next game is at Friday in Beloit at 6:35 PM.


Green Bay Booyah


A Tristin Garcia three-run homerun would be the only scoring the Green Bay Booyah could get in their fifth straight loss on Thursday. The Booyah fell to the Madison Mallards, 5-3. The Booyah were behind 3-0 after the Mallards scored a trio of runs in the top of the third inning. In the bottom of the fourth is when Garcia tied the game back up. The final scoring of the game took place in the top of the fifth inning when Madison put up the deciding two runs. Each team ended the game with six hits. 


With the loss the Booyah are now 10-21 this season and are at the bottom of the Northern League’s Great Lake West Division. Their next game is on Friday when Green Bay takes the road to play the Lakeshore Chinooks beginning at 6:35 PM. 


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