The Milwaukee Brewers sure have been struggling to win games ever since the trade deadline. After dropping two of three games to the St. Louis Cardinals, the dominant Los Angeles Dodgers came to town. After being shutout in the first game of the four-game series, the Brewers won game two on a dramatic walk-off single by backup catcher Victor Caratini.
Willy Adames Edges Closer to a Team Record
The Milwaukee Brewers jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. After a lead-off walk by Christian Yelich, Willy Adames launched his 23rd home run of the season.
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The Brewers’ record for home runs by a short stop is 29, set by none other than Robin Yount. Adames now has 46 games to hit seven more home runs to break the record.
Christian Yelich Breaks Out of a Slump
Christian Yelich entered the day mired in a long slump. Zero for his last 20+ at bats, Yelich gave the Brewers a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning with a monster solo home run.
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The home run by Yelich, his ninth of the year, was his first home run since July 2.
Hunter Renfroe’s Bunt Single Sparks the Brewers
With the game tied 3-3 in extra innings, the Dodgers jumped ahead of the Brewers in the 11th. Down 4-3 in the bottom of the inning, Hunter Renfroe led off with a bunt single down the third base line. It was just the second bunt attempt of his career and his first for a hit.
Hunter Renfroe lays down a perfect bunt in extras pic.twitter.com/giTFa2z2tQ
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The bunt moved Andrew McCutchen, who started the bottom of the inning on second to third base. Renfroe advanced to second base following a walk to Luis Urias. Victor Caratini then blooped a single into right center, scoring McCutchen and Renfroe to give the Brewers the win.
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