MILWAUKEE (AP) — Luis Urías hit a drive that bounced over the wall and brought home Omar Narváez 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 straight and snapped the Tigers’ three-game winning streak.
“He told me before the inning when we were going to the dugout,” Brewers shortstop Willy Adames said of Urías’ game-winning hit. “He said, I’m going to walk it off.′ I said, ‘I know you got it.’ It was amazing to watch it. It was even more because he told me that he was going to do it, so he had that confidence in himself.”
The Tigers were starting a six-game road trip after posting their first home sweep of the New York Yankees since 2000. Detroit fell to 4-1 in extra-inning games.
Adames hit a two-run homer for the Brewers. Akil Baddoo had a game-tying solo shot for the Tigers in the seventh.
Both teams opened the 10th inning by bunting over their automatic runners to third, but only the Brewers capitalized.
“The runner-on-second, extra-inning rule brings excitement,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “Everybody’s on their feet, immediately in scoring position. It brings back fundamentals. Both teams bunt, trying to score one run. They got (the runner home). We didn’t.”
After falling behind 1-2 in the count with one out, Urías fouled off two pitches before his drive off José Cisnero (0-2) hit the warning track in right-center and bounced over the wall. Urías’ first career walkoff hit was credited as a single.
“He was throwing heat, so I wasn’t trying to do too much,” Urías said. “I was just trying to get a good pitch to hit. I think it was kind of outside, but I’m glad that I stayed through it.”
The Tigers started the top of the 10th…
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