MILWAUKEE – Luis Urías hit a disc that bounced off the wall and brought Omar Narváez home with the winning run in the 10th inning as the Milwaukee Brewers edged the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Monday.
The Brewers won their fifth in a row and broke the Tigers’ three-game winning streak. The Tigers were on a six-game road trip after signing their first home sweep for the New York Yankees since 2000.
Willy Adames hit a two-run homer for the Brewers. Akil Baddoo landed a decisive solo shot for the Tigers in the seventh.
Both teams opened the 10th inning by stunning their automatic runners in third place, but only the Brewers capitalized.
After falling 1-2 behind in the scoring with one out, Urías fouled two shots before his training from José Cisnero (0-2) reached the warning lane in the center-right and rebounded by over the wall. Urías has been credited with one.
The Tigers started the start of the 10th by having Willi Castro decay Jake Rogers in third, but Robbie Grossman and Harold Castro knocked on the door to end Brad Boxberger’s sixth consecutive scoreless appearance (2-1).
Milwaukee trailed 1-0 until Adams hit a Daniel Norris 3-2 pitch over the right-field wall with a sixth putout. Detroit took the lead from Jonathan Schoop’s first single in sixth grade.
Adames is down .324 (11 of 34) with two homers and nine RBIs in 10 games since the Brewers acquired him in a May 21 trade that sent relievers JP Feyereisen and Drew Rasmussen to the Tampa Bay Rays. Adames hit .197 with five homers and 15 RBIs in 41 games for the Rays.
The Tigers wereted no time in responding. Baddoo started the seventh with a home run from reliever Trevor Richards, who also came from Tampa Bay in the Adames trade. Richards has given up four runs in 4 2/3 innings since the Brewers acquired him.
Brewers starter Corbin Burnes struck out seven and allowed six hits, two walks and a run in six innings.
Tigers: C Grayson Greiner was called back from his rehabilitation mission after experiencing pain. Greiner has been on the injured list since May 12 with a left hamstring strain. “It’s not a significant step backwards, but it is a step backwards that will delay his process,” Tigers manager AJ Hinch said.
Brewers: CF Lorenzo Cain left the game with a right hamstring discomfort after making a catch in the seventh. The string of changes the Brewers made as a result included 1B Keston Hiura moving to the left and making his first career appearance. … Tim Lopes and RHP Bobby Wahl have been reinstated from the 60-day injured list and opted for Triple-A Nashville. Both had right oblique wounds.
Detroit opted for RHP Bryan Garcia at Triple-A Toledo and recalled RHP Rony García, who struck out two and scored one of three inning relief without a hitting on Monday.
Bryan Garcia is 1-1 with a 5.30 ERA and two saves this year after going 2-1 with a 1.66 ERA and four saves last season. He walked 14 batters in 18 2/3 innings.
“We have to do it right,” Hinch said. “He didn’t quite seem in sync. He did not look at the controls of his sites. He was throwing so many uncompetitive shots and struggling with his delivery without being able to correct it.
The Tigers and Brewers finish their two-game streak Tuesday night. The left-handed game features Matthew Boyd (2-6, 3.43 ERA) for Detroit and Eric Lauer (1-1, 2.45) for Milwaukee.