Yelich stays hot, Crew beats Giants 7-5

San Francisco, C.A, ~  On a cold windy night in San Fransisco, California, the Milwaukee Brewers barely held on and eeked out a 7-5 victory over the San Fransisco Giants.

Tied at two apiece heading into the eighth inning, the Brew Crew scored twice in the eighth and three times in the ninth inning to survive two Giant rallies.

Christian Yelich, stayed extremely hot, finishing three for five with two RBI, to extend his hitting streak to ten games. Ryan Braun and Erik Kratz each singled home a run, and Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer, his nineteenth of the season.  Click here to see Yelich’s game tying HR

Brewers starting pitcher Wade Miley worked through five tough innings, allowing two runs on five hits, all singles, and two walks. While Miley only had one, clean inning, he escaped most innings by forcing the San Francisco hitters to ground into double plays.

Milwaukee relief pitcher Josh Hader, made his first appearance on the road since the All-Star break, when racist and homophobic tweets were discovered from Hader’s youth. As Hader strode to the mound he heard a cry of boos from the San Francisco crowd.

After Yelich’s game-tying homer to lead off the sixth inning, Milwaukee took the lead in the eighth.

Yelich led off on a bouncer that first basemen Austin Slater couldn’t get in front of. With one out, Shaw laced a single that allowed Yelich to advance to third. Ryan Braun, pinch-hitting, knocked a base hit through the hole to give the Brew Crew the lead. Following the trend, Erik Kratz, up next, lined a single up the middle to make it a 4-2 ballgame.

Jeremy Jeffress pitched for Milwaukee in the bottom of the eighth, and found trouble immediately, by walking Slater an Andrew McCutchen. On a wild-pitch, Slater advanced to third and scored on which should’ve been a double play.

On a ground ball to third, Shaw flipped the ball to Tyler Saladino, at second, who double clutched the ball and was unable to turn two. Jeffress struck out Evan Longoria, but was unable to finish the inning when Brandon Crawford laced a single through to put runners at the corners. Corey Knebel came on in relief and struck out Hunter Pence on a wicked curveball.

It was a rare outing for Jeffress, who never has issues with command. He walked two, and allowed a wild pitch.

The Crew made it 7-3 in the ninth on an RBI single by Jesus Aguilar and a two-run homer by Shaw.

Knebel struggled through the ninth inning, but was able to finish the Giants and tough out a well-fought win in San Fran.

BY Jacob Szczap


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