Eric Thames hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the 14th inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers finally held on for a wild 15-14 victory over the host Washington Nationals on Saturday.
Christian Yelich hit two home runs, tying for the major league lead with 41, and the Brewers equaled their franchise record with seven. Thames’ blast off Javy Guerra (1-1) was the last of them in a 5-hour, 40-minute marathon between playoff contenders that featured 38 hits, 17 pitching changes, 11 home runs and blown saves by both teams’ closers.
Yelich went 5-for-6 with four RBIs, breaking out of a 1-for-16 slump since returning from a back injury that cost him four games.
Milwaukee earned its seventh victory in 10 games while setting a season high in runs. The loss ended Washington’s five-game winning streak.
Junior Guerra (7-4) pitched 1 ⅔ innings, but nearly squandered a two-run lead. Keston Hiura’s two-out throwing error allowed a run to score and extended the game, but two batters later Guerra struck out pinch-hitter Joe Ross to end it.
Staked to an 11-8 lead, Washington closer Sean Doolittle yielded Yelich’s homer to open the ninth. After Hiura’s double, Mike Moustakas and Ryan Braun went deep to give the Brewers the lead.
Yankees 6, Indians 5: Manager Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner and host New York again hammered away at the umpires, this time in rants that brought several Yankees spilling onto the field in a win over Cleveland. Gleyber Torres hit two home runs and Didi Gregorius and DJ LeMahieu also connected for New York.
Braves 4, Dodgers 3: In Atlanta, Josh Donaldson and Adam Duvall hit consecutive homers off Hyun-Jin Ryu in the sixth inning, the faulty Atlanta bullpen redeemed itself for a change, and the Braves beat Los Angeles.
Cubs 2, Pirates 0: Kris Bryant homered, and visiting Chicago got out of three bases-loaded jams to snap a four-game skid.
Rays 1, Tigers 0: Mike Brosseau’s pinch-hit RBI single in the 13th inning drove in Eric Sogard for host Tampa Bay.
Mariners 4, Blue Jays 3: Kyle Seager hit a tie-breaking homer in the eighth and Austin Nola also went deep for visiting Seattle.
Reds 6, Cardinals 1: Red-hot rookie Aristides Aquino had a three-run homer, Nick Senzel added a leadoff shot and host Cincinnati dropped St. Louis back into a tie with Chicago for first place in the NL Central.
Padres 5, Phillies 3: Dinelson Lamet pitched six solid innings, Ty France hit a tie-breaking single and visiting San Diego cooled off Philadelphia. The Phillies lost for the first time since former manager Charlie Manuel returned as hitting coach Tuesday.
Red Sox 4, Orioles 0: Eduardo Rodriguez pitched 7 ⅓ stellar innings, red-hot Rafael Devers belted a two-run homer and host Boston won its fourth straight game.
Mets 4, Royals 1: Jacob deGrom pitched seven sharp innings and Pete Alonso put visiting New York ahead with a two-run single with two outs in the seventh inning.
Twins 12, Rangers 7: Marwin Gonzalez doubled in two runs and C.J. Cron homered for two more as visiting Minnesota hung a six-spot on Texas in the first inning. Danny Santana had two home runs and four RBIs for Texas.
Rockies 11, Marlins 4: Ryan McMahon continued his power surge with two home runs to help host Colorado beat Miami for its first three-game winning streak in two months.
Angels 6, White Sox 5: Mike Trout’s two-run single started the scoring in a four-run rally in the seventh inning for host Los Angeles, and Brian Goodwin pushed across the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk.
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