MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brandon Woodruff pitched six strong innings, Hunter Renfroe hit a three-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 on Saturday night.
Woodruff (8-3) improved to 3-0 with a 2.20 ERA in five starts since coming off the injured list June 27. He had a right ankle sprain and Raynaud’s Syndrome, which affected his pitching fingers.
“Honestly, getting the breaking stuff over early in the count was also big,” Woodruff said. “They’re tough to strike out.”
The right-hander allowed a run on six hits, struck out eight and walked one to help the Brewers extend their winning streak against the Rockies to a franchise-best seven games.
Colorado has not won in Milwaukee since an 11-6 victory on May 2, 2019.
Renfroe and the Brewers finally got to Rockies starter and former teammate José Ureña (1-2) in the fourth. Andrew McCutchen walked and Kolten Wong singled before Renfroe crushed a 98 mph sinker 424 feet to left-center.
“The pitch he threw me was a good pitch,” Renfroe said. “He had good stuff tonight.”
The Rockies had just turned a crisp double play, but a walk and a base hit set the table for Renfroe’s 15th home run of the season.
“He walked McCutchen with two outs after a double play. Ill-advised,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “Then a base hit by Wong and the three-run homer on a decent pitch. It was a pitcher’s pitch. Renfroe’s got power, golfed it out of the ballpark. Strong guy.”
Renfroe also hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning Friday night that tied the game at 5.
“I’m seeing the ball real well right now,” he said. “That’s a big part of it.”
Woodruff liked the power display Renfroe is putting on.
“He’s always had that type of power,” Woodruff said. “It’s awesome to see him hit…