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Today In Brewer History: Squeezing Out A Win

At least now when Jonathan Lucroy gets an off day we get to see George Kottaras. A year ago on this day with Randy Wolf on the mound Lucroy sat out the first 8 1/2 innings in favor of Wil Nieves, but still got an opportunity to save the day in the ninth.

The Brewers and Giants headed to the bottom of the ninth on this day tied at 2, with Guillermo Mota on to pitch for San Francisco. He gave up singles to Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder and walked Yuniesky Betancourt intentionally to bring up Lucroy as a pinch hitter, and this is what happened:

It was the second time in as many years the Brewers won a walkoff game on May 28: In 2010 they broke a scoreless tie in the ninth with Corey Hart's homer for a 2-0 victory. We covered that event in this space last year. The Brewers won't get a walkoff win tonight: They're on the road.

With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to 1993 Brewer Bill Doran. He turns 54.