Brewers lose in walk-off fashion against Pittsburgh, 8-7

The score of the box

The Brewers have now lost two straight to division rival Pittsburgh Pirates on the heels of a Bryan Reynolds solo home run. Freddy Peralta returned for the Crew and pitched his first game after injury. Tyler Beede started for Pittsburgh and had a rough outing, having to be replaced early.

Milwaukee took a 1-0 lead on a Kolten Wong RBI single. Renfroe then walked and Crew got the bases loaded early, but Urias dug in on picking a defender that ended the offensive threat. Peralta would then pitch a clean first inning on his return, allowing just one hit and getting three flyouts.

Beede would get beaten by the Brewers in the top of the second and had to be taken out. Narvaez and Taylor started the inning with back-to-back singles, and Yelich dug in on a fielder’s pick that ended with runners in the corners. Adames then hit a two-run brace to bring Narvaez and Yelich home. Peters was then brought in for Pittsburgh and immediately allowed a single to Tellez which scored Adames. McCutchen then doubled to the left, but the Pirates managed to get out of the inning with runners stuck.

Pittsburgh managed to score late in the third when Hayes hit a two-run single that made it 4-2. The Pirates would tie the game late however when Michael Chavis hit a double from Jake McGee in the bottom of the sixth which resulted in an error from Milwaukee. This allowed Cruz to score and Chavis to go third. Marcano then singled down the middle, scoring Chavis and tying the game at 4-4.

The Pirates were able to tack on three more runs late in the seventh, this time against newcomer Matt Bush. Hayes hit a right-hand single that scored Reynolds, and Cruz followed that up with a two-run outburst giving Pittsburgh a 7-4 advantage.

After three straight two-out singles, the Brewers had the bases loaded and Willy Adames hit a single that scored both Caratini and Taylor. Tellez then scored a single, scoring Yelich and tying the game at seven apiece. New brewer Taylor Rodgers pitched a clean eighth inning and did his job. Devin Williams, however, allowed a first home run to Bryan Reynolds which ended the game at 8-7.

The series ends Thursday where the Brewers hope to win the final game of the three-game series. Brandon Woodruff takes the hill against Zach Thompson for the Pirates. After Thursday’s game, the Brewers will return home and face the Cincinnati Reds for a three-game series. The first pitch of Thursday’s game is at 11:35 a.m. CDT on Bally Sports Wisconsin and 620 WTMJ.

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