Braun's clutch grand slam carries Crew to win

MKE has won 9 of their last 10

Joe Zenzola
September 15, 2019 - 6:03 pm
© Jeff Curry | 2019 Sep 15

© Jeff Curry | 2019 Sep 15

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By Daniel Plocher

MILWAUKEE-- The Milwaukee Brewers topped the St. Louis Cardinals thanks to a clutch grand slam from Ryan Braun as the Brewers were down to their last strike and last out in the ninth inning. 

Brauny and this dugout was fired up as they took a 7-4 lead following the grand slam that put the Crew ahead in the ballgame. The homer run was the Brewers 232nd home run of the season for Milwaukee, the most in team history. 

The game ended a little rocky for Josh Hader after he gave up a two-run shot to Cardinals' 3B Tommy Edman cutting the lead to just one, but he sealed the deal striking out Harrison Bader and Tyler O'Neill. 

The Brewers had a late lead after a two-run homer from Cory Spangenberg in the top of the seventh gave the Crew a 2-1 lead.

But, Milwaukee's bullpen couldn't keep the lead. Ray Black really struggled on the mound for the Brewers as he gave up three runs on two home runs from Paul DeJong and Harrison Bader. Suddenly, the Brewers trailed 4-2.

The next half inning, Lorenzo Cain added a crucial run with an RBI-single scoring Mike Moustakas cutting the Cardinals lead to just one.

Then in the top of the ninth, we got Braun's grand slam to win the ballgame.

The Brewers have now won 9 of their last 10 and 11 of their last 14 catapulting them right back into the playoff race. They sit just a game outside of the Wild Card race, and three games behind the Cardinals for first place in the division.