Milwaukee ( Associated Press) – Victor Caratini hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning with two outs to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday.
Caratini’s big hit After an eventful ninth inning, which included a two-out, base-loaded walk by Seiya Suzuki of Chicago, Homer and Christian Yelich of Milwaukee inside a park.
After batting in each of his last four, Carretini hit a 2-1 sinker from Scott Efros (1-4) on the center-field wall.
It was Caratini’s second career walk-off homer. He also did this for San Diego on June 17, 2021, against Amir Garrett of Cincinnati.
Milwaukee’s Brad Boxberger (3-1) worked his way out of a base-loaded jam at the top of the 10th to beat Wilson Contreras and Ian Happ, who were 3-1 on the count.
A game that began as a pitcher duel between Chicago’s Justin Steele and Milwaukee’s Eric Lauer turned sour in the ninth inning.
It was 1-all that when Suzuki, activated from the injured list earlier in the day, hit a drive from Josh Hader Ricocheted from an angled portion of the center-field wall, bounced past center fielder Jonathan Davis and rolled back to right field along the warning track.
Davis eventually chased down the ball and threw it to second baseman Luis Urias as Suzuki spun around the base. After Urea was tossed into the plate, Suzuki slipped around Caratini’s tag attempt on the plate.
Haider, who entered the game with a 1.05 ERA, was working for a second day in a row after throwing 33 pitches in a 2-0 win at Pittsburgh on Sunday. He allowed a one-off double to Nico Horner, but left him in third place.
The Cubs close to David Robertson could not defend the lead.
Uriahs led with a single and an out, Kesten Hiura hit a ground-rule double that slammed into the wall in left-center field.
Robertson dismissed Jess Peterson for the second out but Colten Wong was hit by a pitch that loaded the base. After the Cubs held a conference call on the mound, Robertson remained in the game and drove Yelich on four pitches to get home.
Willie Adams had a chance to win the game for the Brewers but was dismissed against Robertson.
Steele kept Milwaukee hitless for the first four innings and helped the Cubs to a 1-0 lead in the seventh when Pedro Severino conceded two-out in a double tie. The Cubs came through the first eight innings only in the third inning. Rookie Nelson Velazquez Hits His First Homero In the 14th match of his career.
Lauer scored nine runs, scored two runs and allowed two hits and one run in six innings. Steele also scored nine runs and threw a career-high 108 pitches, while allowing four walks, two hits and one run in 6 2/3 innings.
Cubs: Suzuki’s He was playing for the first time since May 26 due to a sprain in his left ring finger. … The Cubs substituted for Narciso Kruk at Triple-A Iowa to make room for Suzuki.
Brewers: Off Hunter Renfro ran on Monday and was on the field for the first time since being on the injured list. Renfro went on the injured list on June 26, retrospectively on June 23 with a strained left calf.
This three-match series continues on Tuesday as Kyle Hendrix (4-6, 4.76) starts for the Cubs and Jason Alexander (2-0, 3.82) pitches for the Brewers in a right-handers matchup.
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