The Brewers have completed their two-game sweep over the Rays after a rough stretch against the Pirates and Reds. Brandon Woodruff was on the hill for the Crew, taking on Jeffrey Springs for Tampa Bay. The Brewers were in need of a good series after losing the top spot in the division to the Cardinals.
After a 1-2-3 first inning from Woodruff, the Brewers struck in the bottom of the first. Andrew McCutchen hit a two-out double, followed by an RBI single from Mike Brosseau. He then moved to second on a balk by the pitcher, and Hunter Renfroe drew a walk. Keston Hiura then hit another two-out base hit that scored Brosseau from second, giving Milwaukee a 2-0 lead.
The Rays would score off Woodruff in the third when Francisco Mejia led off the inning with a double and was brought home by a David Peralta single. They would then score again in the fifth inning, this time from a solo home run by Yu Chang that tied the game at two.
Woodruff pitched into the seventh, but allowed another solo home run, this time by Randy Arozarena to give Tampa Bay the lead. Brad Boxberger was brought in to pitch the eighth inning and ended up loading the bases with only one out. Hoby Milner then got out of the jam with two straight strikeouts to end the inning.
Trevor Gott pitched a clean ninth inning, and the Crew tied the game off Colin Poche in the bottom of the ninth when Rowdy Tellez blasted a solo home run to center, sending the game into extra innings. Devin Williams allowed zero runs in the top of the 10th as he was aided by great defense, facing only two batters to get three outs. The scoreless inning gave the Brewers a golden opportunity to walk it off. Christian Yelich was intentionally walked to put him at first and Tyrone Taylor at second. Willy Adames hit a single that scored Taylor from second, and the Brewers won 4-3.
After winning both against the Rays, the Brewers end their season series a perfect 4-0 against Tampa. The Brewers will now travel to St. Louis for a massive three-game series against the Cardinals. Eric Lauer will face Jordan Montgomery in the opener on Friday. The first pitch is at 7:15 CDT on ESPN+ and 620 WTMJ.