Vogelbach single lifts Brewers over homer-happy Rockies 7-6

Jun 20, 2021, 4:15 AM | Updated: 4:59 pm

DENVER (AP) — Daniel Vogelbach hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth and the Milwaukee Brewers rebounded from Colorado’s four-homer barrage in the sixth inning to beat the Rockies 7-6 on Sunday.

The Rockies trailed 6-0 in the sixth before Yonathan Daza hit a two-run homer off Eric Lauer and Trevor Story followed with a 466-foot shot to chase the Milwaukee starter.

Reliever Zack Godley gave up a single, then a 456-foot homer to C.J. Cron to make it 6-5 with no outs. One out later, Joshua Fuentes tied it with the fourth of the inning.

It was the third time in franchise history and second time this season the Rockies hit four homers in an inning, and all three have come at Coors Field. The first time came June 6, 1999, against the Brewers and most recently April 2 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Milwaukee took the lead in the ninth when pinch-hitter Jace Peterson singled off Daniel Bard (3-4), stole second and scored on a play at the plate on Vogelbach’s hit.

Devin Williams (3-1) struck out the side in the eighth to earn the win. Brad Boxberger pitched the ninth for his third save in as many chances.

Cron finished with three hits. Raimel Tapia had a pair of singles in the sixth inning to extend his hitting streak to 17 games, the longest current streak in the majors.

Colorado managed just two singles after the sixth inning.

Kolten Wong’s two-run homer and two singles helped the Brewers take a 6-0 lead off Colorado starter Chi Chi Gonzalez.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rockies: Placed LHP Austin Gomber, who left Saturday night’s start after two innings, on the 10-day injured list with left forearm tightness and selected the contract of RHP Joe Harvey from Triple-A Albuquerque. Colorado transferred RHP Jordan Sheffield to the 60-day IL to make room for Harvey. … RHP Jon Gray (right flexor strain) tossed four innings in a rehab assignment for the Isotopes on Sunday. He could return when Colorado is in Milwaukee starting Friday.

SWING AWAY

Wong wasted no time in attacking Colorado pitchers. He swung at the first pitch in every at-bat and put the ball in play on the first three — a single, homer and single. He fouled off the first pitch his fourth time up and flied out to center in his last at-bat.

UP NEXT

Brewers: LHP Brett Anderson (2-4, 4.24) opens a three-game series at the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.

Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (0-2, 9.58) goes for his first win of the season at Seattle on Tuesday night. Freeland has given up nine home runs in his last three starts.

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