Thames hits walk-off homer, Brewers top Davis and Rockies

MILWAUKEE (AP) The first pitch Eric Thames swung at made him look foolish - a looping curveball that bounced at the plate.

''I was like, `OK, see the ball and trust whatever happens, happens,''' Thames said.

Thames found what he was looking for, hitting a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth off embattled Rockies closer Wade Davis, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat Colorado 5-3 on Friday night.

''I got a pitch to hit and I didn't miss it,'' said Thames, who hit the second walk-off homer of his career. ''That was awesome. Seeing it, feeling it with the sweet spot off the bat and then seeing the team's reaction and the crowd's, that was an awesome moment.''

Not for Davis. It was his sixth blown save of the season and his second in as many days after losing in St. Louis on Thursday.

Davis (1-5) struck out Mike Moustakas to start the inning before allowing a pair of one-out walks. After Jonathan Schoop popped out, Thames hit a 1-1 fastball deep into the right-field bleachers to end it.

''I was definitely trying to go about 10 to 12 inches higher,'' Davis said. ''We had thrown a couple curveballs in a row. I was going to go back to it. I just wanted to get one up and in.''

Miller Park continues to be a house of horrors for Davis, who also allowed a walk-off homer to Travis Shaw in his last appearance at Milwaukee with the Cubs on Sept. 23, 2017. It wasn't forgotten in the dugout.

''Our guys were talking about last year when Shaw hit the walk-off against Chicago off Davis: `You remember that? Let's go, let's get him again,''' Thames said. ''We did.''

Padres manager Bud Black said he'll talk with Davis, who has blown his last three save opportunities against the Brewers, but had no plans to replace him.

''This happens in baseball. You hate to see it. Wade has been such a great closer throughout his career. He's been through this,'' Black said. ''He will respond.''

SWEET DREAMS

Thames' late heroics turned around what had been a pitchers' duel in which the Rockies' German Marquez got the better of Junior Guerra.

Marquez allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in seven innings. He struck out nine and retired 15 in a row at one point.

Guerra went eight innings, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six.

Guerra had been sent home earlier in Milwaukee's seven-game road trip to get a good night's rest because of a late start in the series finale in Los Angeles. The rest of the Brewers straggled home at 6 a.m. local time Friday following a 21-5 loss to the Dodgers that set a franchise record for runs allowed.

''I got a good sleep,'' Guerra said.

STAT LINES

Corbin Burnes (2-0) came in with a runner on first in the ninth and retired the side for the win.

Christian Yelich homered for Milwaukee, while Trevor Story and Carlos Gonzalez went deep for the Rockies.

MINOR HOLLIDAY

OF Matt Holliday went 2 for 4 with a walk in his first appearance for Triple-A Albuquerque since signing a minor-league contract with the Rockies on Monday. The 38-year-old Holliday hit .231 with 19 homers and 64 RBIs last year with the Yankees.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: The training staff checked LF Gerardo Parra's left hand after he appeared to jam it when he was caught stealing in the second. He remained in the game. Marquez also received attention from the training staff after being hit by Moustakas' liner in the sixth, but came back throwing in the upper 90s.

Brewers: RHP Matt Albers (right shoulder) has struggled since coming off the disabled list on July 28, giving up eight runs and recording just two outs over three appearances.

UP NEXT

Rockies left-hander Tyler Anderson (6-3, 3.69 ERA) is holding hitters to a .144 average over his last six starts but has been plagued with a lack of run support. Milwaukee rookie Freddy Peralta (4-2, 3.61) faces the Rockies for the second time in his career. His first appearance against them was electric. The right-hander struck out 13 over 5 2/3 innings, taking a no-hitter into the sixth in his MLB debut in Colorado.

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  • W: C. Burnes (2-0)L: W. Davis (1-5)
  • HR: COL - C. Gonzalez (14), T. Story (21), MIL - E. Thames (15), C. Yelich (17)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF31100121.284.354.494.8482.0
D. LeMahieu 2B40000012.271.317.419.736-0.5
N. Arenado 3B40000002.305.387.586.9730.0
C. Gonzalez RF41221000.291.340.505.8458.0
T. Story SS41111001.288.350.537.8876.0
G. Parra LF30000101.291.342.393.7350.0
I. Desmond 1B40100011.241.314.450.7630.5
T. Murphy C30000031.238.256.417.672-1.5
G. Marquez P20100001.350.350.425.7751.0
a- R. McMahon PH10000000.216.296.342.6380.0
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for Marquez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Yelich LF32111100.321.384.537.9218.0
L. Cain CF30000100.297.392.421.8131.0
M. Moustakas 3B40210010.249.307.456.7632.5
J. Aguilar 1B30000123.276.357.577.9340.0
O. Arcia PR01000000.197.233.249.4821.0
T. Shaw 2B31000112.243.342.461.8031.5
J. Schoop SS40000024.235.265.432.697-1.0
E. Thames RF41131010.244.327.544.8717.5
M. Pina C30000010.235.292.370.662-0.5
J. Guerra P20000020.074.074.148.222-1.0
a- R. Braun PH10000000.238.285.428.7130.0
D. Jennings P0000-000.667.6671.000.000-
C. Burnes P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for Ju. Guerra in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - C. Gonzalez (14), T. Story (21)
  • RBI - C. Gonzalez 2 (49), T. Story (71)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Gonzalez 2 (18)
BATTING
  • HR - C. Yelich (17), E. Thames (15)
  • RBI - C. Yelich (59), M. Moustakas (64), E. Thames 3 (35)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Thames 3 (18)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - G. Parra (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez7.03222914.701.3521.5
A. Ottavino (H, 24)1.00000001.350.883.0
W. Davis (L, 1-5) (BS, 6)0.21332115.091.24-10.5
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez7.0
A. Ottavino (H, 24)1.0
W. Davis (L, 1-5) (BS, 6)0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Guerra8.05332623.421.2620.0
D. Jennings0.01000003.101.34-1.0
C. Burnes (W, 2-0)1.00000101.801.0010.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Guerra8.0
D. Jennings0.0
C. Burnes (W, 2-0)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 98-67, A. Ottavino 15-8, W. Davis 28-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 8-4, A. Ottavino 1-2
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 26, A. Ottavino 3, W. Davis 5
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Guerra (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Guerra 98-66, D. Jennings 8-5, C. Burnes 7-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Guerra 9-8, C. Burnes 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Guerra 30, D. Jennings, C. Burnes 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF31100121.284.354.494.8482.0
D. LeMahieu 2B40000012.271.317.419.736-0.5
N. Arenado 3B40000002.305.387.586.9730.0
C. Gonzalez RF41221000.291.340.505.8458.0
T. Story SS41111001.288.350.537.8876.0
G. Parra LF30000101.291.342.393.7350.0
I. Desmond 1B40100011.241.314.450.7630.5
T. Murphy C30000031.238.256.417.672-1.5
G. Marquez P20100001.350.350.425.7751.0
a- R. McMahon PH10000000.216.296.342.6380.0
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-flied out for Marquez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Yelich LF32111100.321.384.537.9218.0
L. Cain CF30000100.297.392.421.8131.0
M. Moustakas 3B40210010.249.307.456.7632.5
J. Aguilar 1B30000123.276.357.577.9340.0
O. Arcia PR01000000.197.233.249.4821.0
T. Shaw 2B31000112.243.342.461.8031.5
J. Schoop SS40000024.235.265.432.697-1.0
E. Thames RF41131010.244.327.544.8717.5
M. Pina C30000010.235.292.370.662-0.5
J. Guerra P20000020.074.074.148.222-1.0
a- R. Braun PH10000000.238.285.428.7130.0
D. Jennings P0000-000.667.6671.000.000-
C. Burnes P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-flied out for Ju. Guerra in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - C. Gonzalez (14), T. Story (21)
  • RBI - C. Gonzalez 2 (49), T. Story (71)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Gonzalez 2 (18)
BATTING
  • HR - C. Yelich (17), E. Thames (15)
  • RBI - C. Yelich (59), M. Moustakas (64), E. Thames 3 (35)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Thames 3 (18)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - G. Parra (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez7.03222914.701.3521.5
A. Ottavino (H, 24)1.00000001.350.883.0
W. Davis (L, 1-5) (BS, 6)0.21332115.091.24-10.5
Total8.24554102---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez7.0
A. Ottavino (H, 24)1.0
W. Davis (L, 1-5) (BS, 6)0.2
Total8.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Guerra8.05332623.421.2620.0
D. Jennings0.01000003.101.34-1.0
C. Burnes (W, 2-0)1.00000101.801.0010.5
Total9.0633272---
PITCHERSIP
J. Guerra8.0
D. Jennings0.0
C. Burnes (W, 2-0)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 98-67, A. Ottavino 15-8, W. Davis 28-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 8-4, A. Ottavino 1-2
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 26, A. Ottavino 3, W. Davis 5
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Guerra (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Guerra 98-66, D. Jennings 8-5, C. Burnes 7-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Guerra 9-8, C. Burnes 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Guerra 30, D. Jennings, C. Burnes 3
  • 9TH INNING
    Thames homered to right center, Arcia and Shaw scored35
  • 6TH INNING
    Yelich homered to center32
    Gonzalez homered to right center, Blackmon scored31
  • 5TH INNING
    Story homered to center11
  • 1ST INNING
    Moustakas singled to left, Yelich scored, Cain to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Dan Jennings pitching
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • Corbin Burnes relieved Dan Jennings
    • T. Story: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Story flied out to left
    • G. Parra: Parra reached on fielder's choice to first, Gonzalez out at second
    • I. Desmond: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Wade Davis relieved Adam Ottavino
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Moustakas struck out on foul tip
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Aguilar walked
    • Orlando Arcia ran for Jesus Aguilar
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Shaw walked, Arcia to second
    • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Schoop popped out to pitcher
    • E. Thames: Strike swinging, Ball, Thames homered to right center, Arcia and Shaw scored
  • 8TH INNING
    • Ryan McMahon hit for German Marquez
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Ball, McMahon flied out to center
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon singled to right
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu reached on fielder's choice to third, Blackmon out at second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Ottavino pitching
    • Ryan Braun hit for Junior Guerra
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Braun flied out to right
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Yelich flied out to deep right
    • L. Cain: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cain grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Parra popped out to shortstop
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Murphy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Schoop: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Thames struck out looking
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Foul, Pina grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Blackmon to second on wild pitch, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to first, Blackmon to third
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado grounded out to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez homered to right center, Blackmon scored
    • T. Story: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Story grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Yelich homered to center
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Cain grounded out to third
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Moustakas reached on an infield single to first
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Shaw grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • T. Story: Story homered to center
    • G. Parra: Ball, Parra grounded out to shortstop
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Desmond reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • T. Murphy: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Marquez grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Desmond out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Thames flied out to deep center
    • M. Pina: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Pina grounded out to third
    • J. Guerra: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Guerra struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado fouled out to third
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Aguilar grounded out to third
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • J. Schoop: Schoop grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Desmond flied out to left
    • T. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • G. Marquez: Marquez singled to right
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Yelich grounded out to second
    • L. Cain: Ball, Cain grounded out to first
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Moustakas lined out to right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez flied out to deep center
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Story popped out to second
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Parra walked
    • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Parra caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • E. Thames: Ball, Foul, Ball, Thames flied out to deep left
    • M. Pina: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pina struck out swinging
    • J. Guerra: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Guerra struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Guerra Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Arenado flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Yelich walked
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cain walked, Yelich to second
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike looking, Moustakas singled to left, Yelich scored, Cain to second
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Shaw flied out to deep right, Cain to third
    • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)