Milwaukee's comeback bailed out right-hander Francisco Rodriguez,
who saw his streak of 19 scoreless appearances and 15 successfully
converted save opportunities end when New York first baseman Mark
Teixeira slammed a game-tying home run with two outs in the top of
Weeks, who a day earlier delivered the go-ahead RBI with a
seventh-inning hit, came through again, ripping a one-out double
down the first base line off right-hander Adam Warren (1-2).
Originally, it looked to be a foul ball -- and New York manager Joe
Girardi came out to verify -- but first base umpire Marvin Hudson
said the ball bounced in fair territory.
Weeks moved to third on a wild pitch and scored easily when Warren
made a mistake with an 0-2 breaking ball to Reynolds.
"I wanted it down in the dirt, but for 0-2, you have to bury it
more," Warren said. "You want to go up there with a zero and give
your offense a chance to get back in there. I just couldn't quite do
With his three hits Sunday, Weeks is on a 7-for-11 roll in his past
four games and 11-for-19 in his last 12 to raise his average from
.120 to .318.
"He's hot," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "I know we got a
break on the last ball he hit, but he's having some good at-bats ...
and we need the offense right now."
Weeks also drove in two runs for Milwaukee, which fell behind early
but chipped away against Yankees right-hander David Phelps, who was
making his second start of the season.
Staked to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, Phelps managed to pitch
around trouble in the first two innings but gave up two runs in the
third on back-to-back RBI singles by Weeks and first baseman Lyle
Milwaukee proceeded to load the bases against Phelps but couldn't
cash in. The Brewers were then silenced until the sixth, when
shortstop Jean Segura and catcher Martin Maldonado opened the inning
with back-to-back hits.
That was the end for Phelps, who was charged with four runs on eight
hits and three walks with a strikeout, a balk and a hit batter.
Girardi turned to left-hander Matt Thornton, who gave up a
game-tying single to catcher Jonathan Lucroy.
"I didn't think he was quite as sharp, but he still did a pretty
decent job for us considering its only his second start since spring
training," Girardi said of Phelps.
After Lucroy's hit, Girardi made another move, bringing in Dellin
Betances, who surrendered a double to right fielder Logan Schafer
that gave Milwaukee a 4-3 lead.
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Weeks was up next, and he hit into a fielder's choice. Schafer got
caught off second base but kept the rundown alive long enough to let
Lucroy to score, adding an insurance run for Milwaukee, before Weeks
was caught stealing to end the inning.
New York got a run back in the seventh on an RBI single by second
baseman Yangervis Solarte but were stymied by lefty Will Smith in
the eighth before tying the game on Teixeria's seventh homer of the
"K-Rod has been doing it for us all year long," Weeks said of
Rodriguez. "He has got us out of a lot of jams already. It's good to
win one for him."
The late-inning heroics helped erase a rough start by Brewers
right-hander Matt Garza, who gave up three runs in a 40-pitch first
inning before settling down. He got through five innings, holding
the Yankees to three runs on six hits with four walks and four
NOTES: Yankees LHP CC Sabathia was placed on the 15-day disabled
list due to fluid buildup in his right knee. RHP Matt Daley was
recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and RHP Alfredo Aceves
is expected to take Sabathia's next turn in the rotation. ...
Milwaukee plans to put 3B Aramis Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list
sometime before opening a three-game series with the Pittsburgh
Pirates on Tuesday. Manager Ron Roenicke said the team wanted to see
if OF Ryan Braun (oblique) was ready to come off the DL before
making a decision on Ramirez and a corresponding roster move. ...
Before the game, the Brewers honored Yankees SS Derek Jeter with a
bronze-plated bat, a stay at the American Club Resort with a round
of gold at Whistling Straits -- home to the 2015 PGA Championship
and 2020 Ryder Cup -- and a $10,000 donation to Jeter's Turn 2
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