Brewers edge Rockies 6-5 in 13, extend their NL Central lead

by | Jul 23, 2022 | Sports

MILWAUKEE — Hunter Renfroe rescued the Milwaukee Brewers when they were one strike away from a fourth consecutive defeat.Luis Urías and Brent Suter took over from there and helped the Brewers extend their NL Central lead Friday night with a 6-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies in 13 innings.Renfroe ripped a 2-2 slider from Robert Stephenson over the left-field wall for a game-tying, two-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning. Renfroe’s 14th homer of the season — and first since June 19 — traveled an estimated 447 feet.Urías hit a bloop single to bring home the winning run in the 13th, and Suter (2-3) didn’t allow any baserunners in two innings of relief.“Before two strikes, I was trying to hit a homer,” said Renfroe, who missed three weeks in late June and early July with a left calf strain. “I was. I was trying to hit a homer to center field, and whatever happened, happened.”Milwaukee leads the NL Central by 1 1/2 games over the St. Louis Cardinals, who lost 9-5 at Cincinnati. This was the longest game the Brewers have played in terms of innings since the automatic runner extra-inning format took effect in 2020.“Just an amazing game,” Suter said. Nei …

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