Miley dominates, Cain’s HR lift Brewers, 2-1
Cincinnati, O.H. ~ After an absolutely crazy two games to start the series, which featured a 13-12 extra-inning special Wednesday night, the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-1, in 11 innings yesterday. The day prior, the Brew Crew roared for 13 runs, behind 22 hits. Last night, they were able to scrounge up two runs and six hits, getting the job done behind Wade Miley’s brilliant performance.
The Brewers didn’t get a hit until Wade Miley singled in the third. Milwaukee was facing Cody Reed, whose longest outing coming into the game was 3.1 innings. However, he was able to pitch effectively into the fifth inning, where he encountered trouble. Mike Moustakas and Hernan Perez both singled to open the inning. After Erik Kratz struck out, Miley was out on a foul bunt attempt with two strikes. Cain then singled on the infield to load the bases for Yelich. Christian watched four pitches sail away from the strike zone to drive in the games first run.
Miley was pitching great, surrendering only two hits into the seventh inning. With one out, Philip Ervin singled, and he scored when Dillson Herrera doubled. It appeared that Ervin was out at the plate, with a strong relay throw from Perez, but he was called safe. The umpires reviewed it and the play stood.
Miley’s day ended with one out in the seventh, when Billy Hamilton doubled. Dan Jennings came in and caught Hamilton in a rundown after a chopper back to the mound. However, Jennings knee buckled in the rundown with the speedy Hamilton and had to leave the game. Lyles relieved Jennings and retired Jose Peraza on a fly ball to left.
After a scare in the tenth, Lorenzo CAin led off the eleventh with homer off the first pitch he saw from Austin Brice to give the Brew Crew a 2-1 lead.
Hader came on and retired the Reds in order, ending a second straight extra inning game.