Brewers mount six-run inning to beat up on Pirates
MILWAUKEE A misplayed fly ball by Pirates right fielder Lastings Milledge opened the door for a six-run seventh inning, which lifted the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday to a 7-2 victory.
With runners on first and second and one out, Alcides Escobar hit a football jerseys
deep fly ball. Milledge ran to his right, then backpedaled.
"I made a good break on it," Milledge said. "It was tailing a little bit. I put my head down and adjusted myself. I looked back up ... and I lost it."
The ball sailed over Milledge's outstretched arm and caromed off the wall toward center field.
"Every day of the week, I've got that play in my back pocket," Milledge said. "Today, I didn't make it. He just hit it in the right spot. It cost us big."
Escobar got a two-run triple, giving the Brewers a 3-2 lead. Milwaukee scored four more runs in the inning, including a two-out, RBI doubles by Corey Hart and Ryan Braun.
Right-hander James McDonald (2-4), who was dominant for the first five innings, took the loss. He gave up six runs on seven hits, walked two and struck out seven.
All of the runs and six of the hits came in McDonald's final, San Diego Chargers jersey
"Things happen," McDonald said with a shrug. "I felt good. I made some good pitches. They put the bat on the ball and things happened."
It didn't have to be that way, said manager John Russell.
"(Milledge) misplayed it and it wound up really hurting us," Russell said. "McDonald threw the ball very well, but couldn't get out of that inning. If we make the play in right field ... "
The Pirates built an early 2-0 lead against lefty Chris Narveson (10-7).
Milledge led off the second inning with a double to center field. Ronny Cedeno's single scored Milledge, who collided with catcher Jonathan Lucroy to jar the ball loose.
With one out in the fifth, Chris Snyder hit a solo home run to left. It was Snyder's 12th homer of Chicago Bears jersey
the season, his second since being traded to the Pirates at the end of July.
McDonald gave up just one hit â€” Escobar's infield single in the
Lucroy began the sixth with a line-drive single. Narveson bunted Lucroy over and Rickie Weeks walked. Hart's single to center scored Lucroy.