Keston Hiura’s walk-off HR lifts Brewers over Braves

Keston Hiura’s walk-off HR lifts Brewers over Braves

Keston Hiura hit a walk-off, two-run home run in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Milwaukee Brewers earned a 7-6 win against the visiting Atlanta Braves on Wednesday afternoon in the finale of their three-game series.

After Travis d’Arnaud hit a go-ahead single to put the Braves up 6-5, Hiura led off the home 11th with a blast over the center-field wall, plating ghost runner Jace Peterson to give the Brewers the series win.

The Braves blew leads in the 9th, 10th and 11th innings.

Atlanta once led 4-0, but Milwaukee stormed all the way back.

Trailing 4-3, Kolten Wong tied things up in the bottom of the ninth, lacing an RBI triple down the right-field line with two outs to send the game into extra innings.

The Braves took a lead in the 10th after Wong made a throwing error that allowed Ronald Acuna Jr. to score, but Hunter Renfroe’s sacrifice fly tied things once again.

Renfroe went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk, and has now hit safely in six of his last seven games. Tyrone Taylor went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles.

Atlanta got its offense going with a two-out rally in the top of the third.

Acuna was hit by a pitch and Matt Olson singled. Austin Riley then blasted his eighth home run of the season, a three-run shot, to break the scoreless tie. Marcell Ozuna followed with a solo homer to put the Braves up 4-0.

Riley and Ozuna both finished 2-for-5 on the afternoon. Olson went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.

Milwaukee kept things close, plating a pair of runs in their half of the fourth thanks to back-to-back RBI singles from Taylor and Rowdy Tellez.

An RBI double from Mike Brosseau in the sixth later brought the Brewers within one.

Max Fried notched his fifth quality start across his last six outings for the Braves, allowing seven hits and three earned runs across six innings of work. He walked two and struck out six. Jesse Chavez (0-1) took the loss.

Trevor Kelley (1-0) earned the win in relief for Milwaukee.

Brewers starter Corbin Burnes went six innings, allowing seven hits and four earned runs. The right-hander issued no walks while striking out five.

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