DENVER – Jean Segura and the Milwaukee Brewers took advantage of the faulty fielding by the Colorado Rockies in a 9-4 win on Saturday.
Most glaring was in the third inning, when the Brewers broke open the game with a bizarre play on a wild pitch. They had the bases loaded, and pitcher Wily Peralta was at the plate, when Christian Friedrich sent a fastball past catcher Mike McKenry, which started quite a chain of events.
Although McKenry quickly tracked the ball down on the right side of the plate, he tossed it out of Friedrich’s reach as the pitcher covered home. Aramis Ramirez scored, along with Mark Reynolds from second as the ball rolled toward the Milwaukee dugout.
Segura was on first when the play started, but when Friedrich walked toward the field with his head down after picking up the ball – and a shaken-up McKenry feeling woozy – Segura hustled home to score, making it an 8-2 game. McKenry was charged with a throwing error on the play.
It was crazy. A crazy play, Segura said. I’ve never seen that in my life, in my whole career. It was so funny. It was a good moment for us.
CARDINALS 4, PHILLIES 1: In St. Louis, Matt Holliday broke an eighth-inning tie with a double, and Adam Wainwright tossed eight strong innings.
METS 4, MARLINS 0: In Miami, Jacob deGrom pitched seven scoreless innings to earn his first win for New York, which has won three of four.
NATIONALS 3 BRAVES 0: In Washington, Doug Fister pitched eight shutout innings, and Anthony Rendon had three hits and two RBI for Washington, which took took a half-game lead over Atlanta in the NL East.
RAYS 8, ASTROS 0: In St. Petersburg, Fla., Jake Odorizzi allowed one hit and struck out 10 while pitching into the eighth inning for Tampa Bay.
Bishop Luers product Kevin Kiermaier, who was 1 for 4, had an RBI double, and James Loney hit a run-scoring single as the Rays took a 2-0 lead in the first.
TWINS 4, WHITE SOX 3: In Minneapolis, Joe Mauer hit a two-run double that just missed reaching the seats and Kevin Correia pitched a smooth six innings to help Minnesota beat Chicago for the third straight game.
ATHLETICS 2, RED SOX 1: In Oakland, California, Coco Crisp singled in Alberto Callaspo with one out in the 10th inning and Oakland extended its winning streak to five games.
ORIOLES 6, YANKEES 1: In New York, Nelson Cruz hit his 23rd home run, J.J. Hardy connected for his first of the season and Baltimore beat New York after starter Bud Norris left with tightness in his groin.
MARINERS 2, ROYALS 1: In Kansas City, Missouri, Dustin Ackley drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out ninth inning single.