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MILWAUKEE (AP) – Willy Adames hit a two-run homerun in the ninth inning and scored a single to set up Keston Hiura’s sacrifice volley in the 11th as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 5 -4 Friday to cap off a return to full capacity at American Family Field.
Billed as reopening day, the match, which was originally scheduled to be played at night, drew a crowd of 31,140 people. It was the first time the Brewers were allowed 100% capacity at a park that holds 41,700 – Milwaukee started the season at 25% and increased it to 50% on May 15.
“Willy has already had a lot of great moments,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell has spoken about the shortstop, acquired from Tampa Bay on May 21 with reliever Trevor Richards. “It’s probably been six weeks and I’m losing track of all the great times he’s been through.”
With Manny Pina on second to start the bottom of the 11th, Adames knocked out Lucas Gilbreath (0-1) for his third hit of the game. Pina took a turn third, but then changed her mind when right fielder Charlie Blackmon fired back into the infield.
Jackie Bradley Jr. walked over to load the bases and brought out manager Bud Black for a pitcher change. Yency Almonte took over to face Hiura, who started the game with a .127 strike.
Hiura lifted a flyball over a five-man infield which was caught by Raimel Tapia, whose jump toss was high above the first base line. Pina slipped home headfirst to score, then ran to join her teammates harassing Hiura.
“I thought it was a good base run from Manny,” said Counsell. “He’s probably the fastest I’ve ever seen him run. I told him he found out he had new equipment today.
Hiura hit a solo homerun against Colorado reliever Tyler Kinley in the seventh.
Devin Williams (4-1) threw the 11th and took the victory.
Reliever Daniel Bard failed to protect a 4-2 lead as the Brewers tied him in the bottom of the ninth. Bard accompanied Omar Narvaez and Adames followed with a drive into the Brewers relief pen.
“Missed location” Rockies manager Bud Black has spoken about the home runs. “I guess they were about in the middle and sort of at waist or thigh height.”
The Rockies fell at 6-29 on the highway; they are 25-16 years old at Coors Field.
The Rockies took a 4-1 lead in the seventh thanks to a two-run homerun from pinch hitter Joshua Fuentes.
Kolten Wong hit a home run against Carlos Estevez in the eighth in Milwaukee.
Rockies starter Jon Gray, reinstated on the pre-game injury list after recovering from right flexor strain, pulled out a Season 10 high and dispersed five hits in five solid innings.
“(His) fastball was hot, big, high speed, just to hit hitters, of course,” Counsell spoke of Gray’s effort. “I was happy when he left the game.”
Black echoed this praise.
“Jon was exceptional” Black said. “He did well. “
Tapia’s single with a sixth out was Colorado’s first hit against Corbin Burnes.
Tapia stole the second and scored on Yonathan Daza’s hit.
Burnes allowed a run on three hits in six innings. He took out seven and walked two.
Rockies: INF Connor Joe was picked for Triple-A Albuquerque to clear an opening roster for Gray.
Brewers: Counsell said 1B Daniel Vogelbach (left hamstring strained) is likely out for six weeks and LHP Brett Anderson (right knee contusion) is sidelined for up to 14 days.
ADVICE ON RE-OPENING
“In the great environment that a lot of people create, that’s why we love it,” Counsell said to come back to full capacity. “That’s why the fans go there. It is about the atmosphere that is created. It is about the environment that is created. We will get it today.
Rockies: RHP Antonio Senzatela (2-7, 4.83 ERA) did not make a decision after allowing three earned runs in six innings in his previous start against the Brewers on June 19.
Brewers: RHP Adrian Houser (4-4, 3.95 ERA) faces Senzatela and the Rockies again. He didn’t make a decision after allowing five runs on nine hits over six innings in Milwaukee’s 6-5 win on June 19.