The Milwaukee Brewers (25-21) avoided being swept by defeating the Tampa Bay Rays (34-14) 6-4 on Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field.
Former Rays shortstop Willy Adames hit a solo homer in the second inning to give Milwaukee an early 1-0 lead. After the Brewers made it 3-0 in the fourth, Josh Lowe hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game 3-3.
Milwaukee answered quickly with a two-run homer from William Contreras in the top of the fifth to give the visitors the lead right back at 5-3. Brian Anderson added a RBI single later in the inning to give Milwaukee a 6-3 lead, which would prove to be the final score.
Jalen Beeks allowed one earned run on hit hit in two innings as the opener. Cooper Criswell (0-1, 7.94) allowed five earned runs in four and two-thirds innings as the bulk guy, taking the loss.
The Rays continue the longest homestand of the season when they host the Toronto Blue Jays for a four-game homestand beginning on Monday night. First pitch between Tampa Bay and Toronto is scheduled for 6:40 PM on Monday night - Ronnie & T-Kras begin pregame coverage with the Inside Pitch at 5:30 PM on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620, your Home of Rays Baseball.
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