Brewers win 6-5 on wild pitch in 10th to snap losing streak

MILWAUKEE — For the slumping Milwaukee Brewers, winning on a wild pitch felt just as good as a home run. Eric Sogard scampered home with the winning run on Tim Adleman’s pitch that got away in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Brewers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night. Sogard started the rally with a one-out double off Adleman (5-10). After Manny Pina flew out to center field, Jesus Aguilar and Eric Thames drew walks to load the bases. An 0-2 curveball then bounced away from Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart, allowing Sogard to slide in just ahead of Adleman’s tag attempt. “I was looking for a curveball in the dirt there 0-2,” Sogard said. “It was able to get just outside the dirt there. That’s kind of what I was looking for. Anything close to the grass I was going to give a shot. I was able to get in there. That was great. We needed that win.” The Brewers have won three times in their last at-bat this season, twice on wild pitches. “As much as we love walkoff hits, that was walkoff base running because that was great base running,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “It was not an obvious ball to go on and it was because he got a great read and two outs, two strikes that he scored.” Barnhart entered the game for the bottom of the 10th after Devin Mesoraco was ejected in the top of the frame for arguing a foul tip strikeout from the dugout. “I pulled it off of the outside corner a little too far so that’s a real tough pitch for Tucker to block,” Adleman said. “He did pretty well. It didn’t get too far but Sogard got a good jump on it.” Josh Hader pitched three scoreless innings of relief for the Brewers before giving way to Corey Knebel (1-2) for the ninth and 10th. Cincinnati took a 2-0 lead in the first on a two-run homer by Adam Duvall. Travis Shaw connected for a three-run blast in the bottom half to put Milwaukee on top 3-2. The Reds jumped back in front in the fourth on a two-run shot by…

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