A game that began after a 27-minute rain delay Wednesday night became the craziest of the season for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Christian Yelich went 6 for 6 and hit for the cycle, the offense collected a season-high 22 hits and rallied to take the lead four different times, and Jesús Aguilar hit the go-ahead homer in the 10th inning to lift the Brewers to an incredible 13-12 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.
The game went into the books as a 4-hour, 16-minute classic just one night after the Brewers blew out their bullpen. And it was only five days ago they went 15 innings before pulling off an improbable victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park.
The back-and-forth began in earnest in the game’s final innings.
Mike Moustakas opened the eighth by homering to right off David Hernandez to give Milwaukee its third lead of the game at 11-10.
Joakim Soria took over in the bottom of the eighth, and a one-out single to Billy Hamilton came back to bite him. With two outs and Hamilton on third, Soria uncorked a wild pitch that allowed the speedster to scamper home.
He was initially called out on his head-first slide, but a review of just 41 seconds overturned it and the game was once again tied.
The teams failed to score in the ninth, with Jeremy Jeffress working his way out a jam created by issuing consecutive walks.