July 12th, 2024

Rookie Tobias Myers wins back-to-back starts and Brewers beat Blue Jays 5-4

By Andrew Wagner, The Associated Press on June 12, 2024.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Rookie Tobias Myers won back-to-back starts for the first time, allowing one run and three hits over six innings to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Wednesday for their sixth straight home series win.

Myers (3-2) struck out four and walked one, leaving with a 5-1 lead. The 25-year-old right-hander improved to 3-0 in his last five starts.

Milwaukee stranded the potential tying run at third base in a three-run ninth when pinch-hitter Vladimir Guerrero Jr. flied out to the center-field warning track.

The Brewers took two of three from the Blue Jays, who announced they had t raded infielder-outfielder Cavan Biggio to the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league pitcher Braydon Fisher. The NL Central-leading Brewers are 20-11 at home and 20-17 on the road.

Toronto, which had won five of seven, dropped to 33-35 and has not been at .500 since April.

Davis Schneider hit his eighth home run of the season in the first inning, and Myers faced one batter over the minimum over the rest of his outing.

Toronto starter Chris Bassitt allowed five hits in five scoreless innings. The Brewers loaded the bases in the first and third innings, extending a streak to 0 for 24 with runners in scoring position.

Zach Pop (0-1) walked Blake Perkins with two outs in the sixth along allowed a single to Brice Turang that put runners on the corners. Turang stole second as catcher Alejandro Kirk’s throw bounced away from second baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa. Perkins came across on what was credited as a steal of home and Turang went to third on Kirk’s error.

William Contreras’ single put Milwaukee ahead 2-1, Christian Yelich hit an RBI single off Tim Mayza and Willy Adames hit a two-run homer.

Spencer Horwitz had an RBI single in the ninth off Hoby Milner before Trevor Megill relieved. Bo Bichette’s RBI single and Kirk’s sacrifice fly pulled the Blue Jays within a run before Megill retired Guerrero for his 11th save in 12 chances.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Blue Jays: OF Kevin Kiermaier was held out of the starting lineup after fouling a ball off as knee Tuesday night but entered in the eighth inning as defensive replacement in center field.

Brewers: 3B Joey Ortiz was scheduled for imaging on his left hamstring, which caused him to be scratched Tuesday. Neither Ortiz nor manager Pat Murphy expected the injury to be serious.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Kevin Gausman (5-4, 4.00) starts Friday’s series opener at home against Cleveland.

Brewers: RHP Freddy Peralta (4-3, 3.95) will be on the mound Friday for a series opener against visiting Cincinnati, which starts RHP Hunter Greene (4-2, 3.61)/

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