MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers lost their first game of the season Tuesday night, 8-4 at home to Colorado. The Rockies broke a 4-4 tie with a series of freak plays that netted three runs in the seventh inning. Colorado loaded the bases on a five-pitch walk, a bunt single, and a broken-bat grounder. Troy Tulowitzki then hit a sacrifice fly to drive in the winning run. The final two runs of the inning came on a hard-swinging dribbler and a solid single to center. Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez both homered for the second straight game. Those shots came off Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada, who gave up four runs on nine hits in five innings and struck out eight. Michael Gonzalez took the loss by starting the freakish seventh inning. Edgmer Escalona threw one-and-two-thirds scoreless innings of relief to get the win, which was the first for new Rockies’ manager Walt Weiss. Rafael Betancourt earned a save by getting the final out of the game. Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer for the Brewers, who are now 1-1. They’ll close out their three-game series with the Rockies tonight at Miller Park. Right-hander Wily Peralta will start against Colorado right-hander Juan Nicasio. Pregame coverage on WHBL begins at 6:35.
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