Lalli Pop: Blake Lalli's pinch hit leads Brewers to 4-3 walk-off win over Giants

The Brewers celebrate Blake Lalli's walk-off single on Wednesday night. - Mike McGinnis

It's a walk-off Wednesday for the Brewers as they defeat the San Francisco Giants, 4-3, on Blake Lalli's pinch hit single.

Win: Jim Henderson (2-0)

Loss: Santiago Casilla (1-1)

HR: Betancourt (2)

MVP: Gomez (.342)

LVP: Weeks (-.173)

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Win Expectancy Graph

Blake Lalli smacked a single over Gregor Blanco's outstretched glove in leftfield to score Josh Prince from third base and give the Brewers a walk-off win over the San Francisco Giants, 4-3. With the game tied at three, Jonathan Lucroy led off the ninth inning with a solid single to center. Josh Prince was brought into the game to pinch run for Lucroy. After Alex Gonzalez popped up a bunt attempt, Carlos Gomez came to the plate. On the first pitch of Gomez's at-bat, Prince took off for second base and Gomez hit one into the hole at shortstop. In an effort to get Gomez at first, Brandon Crawford unleashed a throw that ended up in the Brewers dugout. The umpires ruled that Prince had not reached second base when Crawford released his throw and awarded Prince only third base. Replays would show that Prince was several steps past second base at the time of Crawford's release. After an intentional walk to Yuni Betancourt, Ron Roenicke sent Lalli to the plate. The lefthanded Lalli, who had been hitless in five at-bats this season, took the first offering and looped it over the head of the shallow playing Blanco for the win.

Prior to Lalli's heroics, the Brewers bullpen was able to keep the game tied at three after another solid outing by Kyle Lohse. Loshe had a perfect game going until he walked Brandon Belt in the fifth inning and a no-hitter until Crawford's lead off single in the sixth inning. Unfortunately, Crawford would come around to score and the Giants would tack on two more runs in the sixth inning to knot the score at 3 on a two-RBI single by Hunter Pence. Lohse went seven innings total, giving up the three runs on six hits and one walk. He struck out six.

Burke Badenhop pitched a scoreless eighth inning, while Jim Henderson gave up just one walk in the ninth to pick up the victory. Milwaukee's three runs came on a solo home run by Betancourt in the third inning and an RBI triple by Gomez and a sacrifice fly by Betancourt.

The series finale is tomorrow at 12:10 pm with Yovani Gallardo going against Matt Cain.

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