KANSAS CITY, MO (WSAU) The Milwaukee Brewers lost at Kansas City 4-to-3 last night on a bad relay throw on the final play of the game. Pinch-hitter Brayan Pena hit a two-out single to left. But he made the turn wide, and Pena got caught in a run down in which Rickie Weeks failed to catch a low throw cleanly at second base. That caused Jarrod Dyson to start running home from third – and Weeks’ throw to the plate was off the mark, allowing Dyson to score the winning run. The Royals scored twice in the ninth, as they came from behind in the final frame on the second straight night.
The Brewers were swept in three one-run losses, while Kansas City pulled off its first Interleague sweep since June of 2009. Brewers’ closer John Axford took the loss, after blowing a save opportunity for the second straight night. He’s now 1-and-3. Tim Collins got the win in relief. He’s 4-and-0.
Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez both hit solo homers for Milwaukee. Eric Hosmer belted a two-run blast for Kansas City, which won its first walk-off games of the year the past two nights. K-C’s Jeff Francoeur was ejected in the second for arguing a called third strike, and Royals’ manager Ned Yost got tossed in the fourth arguing that a foul bunt hit Nyjer Morgan outside the batter’s box.
Milwaukee has lost four-of-its-last-five and dropped to 1-and-5 in Interleague play. The Brewers open a series tonight at Minnesota. Right-hander Yovani Gallardo will face Twins’ left-hander Francisco Liriano.