The Rockies were cruising along in the 8th inning, leading host Milwaukee 9-2. Then the Brewers bats woke up. They erupted for 8 runs in the final 2 frames to steal a victory from the visitors.
Colorado rode Nolan Arenado’s first 2 home runs of the season, setting up starter Chris Rusin for what looked like an easy win. But Scott Oberg and John Axford were unable to put away the Brew Crew.
After Khris Davis cut the lead to 9-7 on a solo home run, the wheels fell off for closer Axford. A DJ LeMahieu error, a single, and a walk loaded the bases for Hernan Perez. The Venezuelan third baseman grounded out, forcing home a run. Then pinch-hitter Scooter Gennett hit a gapper which completed the improbable comeback. The win was Milwaukee’s first of the season.
In other action:
- The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their road trip success by defeating the Chicago White Sox 9-3. Home runs from Scott van Slyke, Yasiel Puig, and Alex Guerrero secured the easy win for starter Alex Wood.
- The Cubs also ran their record to 4-0 with a 7-5 result over Texas. Kris Bryant went 4-for-4 with a home run, and Jorge Soler pounded a 3-run shot to lead the way.
- St. Louis got back to 0.500 in their win over Detroit. Tiger pitchers combined to walk the Cardinals 9 times, which contributed to St. Louis’s 7 run output on only 1 extra base hit.
- The Twins dropped to 0-4 after their 3-0 loss to Kansas City. The Royals cobbled together 3 runs on 8 hits, handing a tough loss to Mike Pelfrey. Yordano Ventura pitched 7 scoreless innings for the victory.
Results – June 15, 2016
Los Angeles 9, White Sox 3
W: Wood (1-0, 1.45 ERA)
L: Danks (0-1, 12.5 ERA)
HR: LAD Van Slyke (1), Puig (1), Guerrero (1); CHW LaRoche (1)
Milwaukee 10, Colorado 9
W: Blazek (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
L: Axford (0-1, 6.75 ERA)
BS: Axford (1)
HR: COL LeMahieu (1), Arenado 2 (2); MIL Davis (3)
Cubs 7, Texas 5
W: Hammel (1-0, 4.50 ERA)
L: Lewis (0-1, 8.44 ERA)
H: Grimm (1), Russell (2)
S: Rondon (2)
HR: CHC Bryant (3), Soler (1); TEX Beltre (1), Moreland (2)
St. Louis 7, Detroit 2
W: Cishek (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
L: Alburquerque (0-1, 22.5 ERA)
BS: Alburquerque (1)
Kansas City 3, Minnesota 0
W: Ventura (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
L: Pelfrey (0-1, 5.40 ERA)
H: Davis (2)
S: Madson (1)
Upcoming Games – June 16, 2016
Los Angeles (Bolsinger, 0-0, 0.00 ERA) at Chicago White Sox (E. Johnson, 0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Colorado (Butler, 0-0, 0.00 ERA) at Milwaukee (Lohse, 0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Chicago Cubs (Hendricks, 0-0, 0.00 ERA) at Texas (Holland, 0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Detroit (Simon, 0-0, 0.00 ERA) at St. Louis (Martinez, 0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Kansas City (Guthrie, 0-0, 0.00 ERA) at Minnesota (Hughes, 0-0, 0.00 ERA)