MLB wrap: Brewers rookie Keston Hiura helps team to extra-innings win

first_imgThe Brewers have caught the National League Central-leading Cubs — if only for a moment — and they are doing it with the help of a rookie.Keston Hiura hit the game-tying two-run home run in the ninth to force extra innings against the Pirates on Saturday. Milwaukee went on to win 12-10 in 13. It was the team’s fourth victory in its past six games, and the Brewers are now tied with the Cubs for the lead in the Central. Chicago still has a game to finish against the Cardinals that was delayed to 11 p.m. CT.Now everyone say it together: The man can hit! #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/Pf50FEtHzu— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) June 2, 2019Although Hiura’s defense has been shaky, he’s been consistent at the plate. He’s hitting .300/.354/.567 with five homers and nine RBIs in 60 at-bats. Related News Cubs’ Albert Almora renews call for better safety at ballparks Orlando Arcia went on to hit the go-ahead two-run home run in the 13th inning.Arcia hit a two-run homer in the second.Eleven innings later, he did it again.(MLB x @BankofAmerica) pic.twitter.com/OAYZcSxGbw— MLB (@MLB) June 2, 2019Christian Yelich chipped in with a three-run homer and was 2 for 5 at the plate. It was his 22nd home run of the season which leads MLB..@ChristianYelich for the lead! pic.twitter.com/ZFuvDyVTcu— MLB (@MLB) June 1, 2019Adrian Houser was awarded the first win of his career after two innings of work. He allowed just two hits while also striking out two.Studs of the NightMike Trout really likes T-Mobile Park, formerly known as Safeco Field. Since the start of last season, he is 24 for 50 there and his 22 home runs are the most by a visiting player in the stadium’s history. He reached that number with a homer in the ninth inning.Think @MikeTrout got all of that one? 😳 pic.twitter.com/6CwyzV4pLo— MLB (@MLB) June 2, 2019Austin Riley couldn’t ask for a better start offensively. The Braves infielder joined elite company after a solo home run in the team’s 10-5 win over the Tigers. He is one of the only players in MLB history with eight or more home runs through their first 16 career games. Riley is also now tied for most RBIs (22) through the first 16 career games.Duds of the NightDavid Hess moved to 1-7 on the season in the Orioles’ 8-2 loss. The righty pitched just four innings against the Giants and allowed six hits and seven earned runs while striking out four.The White Sox needed their bats on Saturday but didn’t get much production in their 5-2 loss to the Indians. José Abreu was 0 for 4 at the plate and three others were 0 for 3. center_img MLB trade rumors: Mariners ‘trying to trade everyone’ HightlightReds pitcher Tanner Roark showed off against his former team. But Cincinnati did fall to the Nationals 5-2.Tanner Roark takes his former team deep. #PitchersWhoRake pic.twitter.com/wrToL1jQJP— MLB (@MLB) June 1, 2019What’s Next?Red Sox (29-29) at Yankees (38-19), 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)  — The Yankees will try to continue their winning ways Sunday. New York will go for a series sweep against Boston after taking the first two games by a margin of 9-4. It will start CC Sabathia (3-1, 3.48 ERA) to try and keep Boston at bay. The Red Sox will counter with David Price (2-2, 2.83).last_img read more