Brewers Top Nationals in 14 Innings in Instant Classic

The Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Nationals might have the craziest game in baseball so far this season. Washington led 11-8 heading into the ninth-inning. Milwaukee hit three home runs by Christian Yelich (solo), Mike Moustakas (2-run homer), and Ryan Braun (solo home run) all off of Sean Doolittle to give them a 12-11 lead.

The Nationals tied the game at 12 in the ninth-inning on a RBI single by Victor Robles. Washington had second and third with no body out, but Josh Hader shut the door and the game went to extra innings.

Christian Yelich hit the go-ahead home run in the 13th inning off of Javy Guerra. Victor Robles tied the game at 13 on a sacrifice fly in the 13th inning.

In the 14th inning, Eric Thames hit the game-winning two-run homer off of Javy Guerra as the Milwaukee Brewers escaped with a 15-14 win in 14 innings.

The other run came in the game on a throwing error by second baseman Keston Huira that allowed Adam Eaton to score.

The game got interesting because with two outs, Juan Soto reached third base. Milwaukee walked Asdrubal Cabrera intentionally because the pitcher’s spot was up and Washington had no one else to bring up to the plate. Joe Ross struck out to end the game.

The Brewers jumped out to a 5-0 lead early in the game on a Christian Yelich two-run single, Keston Huira two-run double, and a Mike Moustakas RBI single.

Juan Soto hit a two-run homer for the Nationals in the third-inning off of Jordan Lyles.

Adam Eaton hit a three-run homer for Washington in the fourth-inning off of Jordan Lyles.

Ryan Braun hit a solo home run off of Matt Grace for Milwaukee in the fifth-inning.

Trent Grisham hit a two-run homer off of Matt Grace for the Milwaukee Brewers in the sixth-inning.

The Washington Nationals scored four runs in the sixth-inning to regain the lead on a Victor Robles RBI and a three-run homer by Trea Turner off of Johnny Peralta.

Howie Kendrick hit a two-run homer in the seven-inning off of Ray Black for Washington and the rest was history.

Junior Guerra (7-4) was the winning pitcher for the Brewers. He pitched 1.2 innings and gave up one hit and one run. Guerra also walked one batter and struck out one. He also blew his sixth save of the season in this one.

Javy Guerra (1-1) was the losing pitcher for the Nationals. He pitched three innings and gave up four hits and three runs. Guerra walked one batter and struck out five.

Anibal Sanchez was the starting pitcher in this game for Washington. He pitched four innings and gave up eight hits and five runs. Sanchez also walked four batters and struck out five.

Jordan Lyles was the starting pitcher in this game for Milwaukee. He pitched four innings and gave up seven hits and five runs. Lyles walked three batters and struck out four.

With this huge win by the Milwaukee Brewers, they remain just one game back of the Chicago Cubs for the second wild card spot in the National League.

The Washington Nationals have a 1.5 games lead on the Chicago Cubs for the first wild card spot in the National League.

Washington trails the Atlanta Braves by 5.5 games for first place in the National League East Standings.

Milwaukee trails Chicago and the St. Louis Cardinals by one game for first place in the National League Central Standings.

This will be a huge rubber game. The Brewers and the Nationals have split the first two games in this series.

Chase Anderson (5-2, 3.78 ERA) will be the projected starting pitcher for Milwaukee and Eric Fedde (3-2, 4.09) will be the projected starting pitcher for Washington.

 

 

 

 

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