On July 11th, again at Marlins Park, Starlin Castro brought home Brian Anderson with a walkoff win in the 12th inning.
Winners of so many things last season, including the Christian Yelich sweepstakes, it was nice to take two-of-three from Milwaukee at our house.
Dan Straily pitched six serviceable innings, allowing two runs on four hits and a pair of walks. He also struck out seven. In the meantime, Marlins hitters touched Freddy Peralta for a three spot before the end of the fourth inning.
Jesus Aguilar opened the scoring in the top of the first on an RBI-double, then in the third, Yelich added an RBI-single for a 2-0 lead. In the fourth, Castro brought home Anderson with a sacrifice fly, Justin Bour hit a solo home run for his 15th of the season, and Straily drew a bases-loaded walk to give the Fish a 3-2 lead.
That held until the sixth, when the Marlins added a run on a Bryan Holaday RBI-single.
The Crew came back in the bottom of the eighth against Drew Steckenrider on an Aguilar two-RBI-double, and neither team scored in the ninth.
Brad Ziegler tossed a scoreless seetnh, Barraclough walked three and also struck out the side in the ninth, then Adam Conley worked a hitless 10th, whiffing two.
Elieser Hernandez then worked a pair of scoreless innings, striking out three batters. In the bottom half of the 12th, Brewers reliever Jorge Lopez was greeted by a Garrett Cooper single. Cooper moved to second on a JT Riddle groundout, then Lopez intentionally walked Brian Anderson. That’s when magic-man Castro smoked a single into left field, bringing Cooper home.
"They can hit. They have an amazing bullpen, probably the best that we’ve seen after the Yankees. We battled. We put together a lot of good at-bats. We’re fighting. – Castro to Joe Frisaro at MLB.COM"