Yelich drives in 6 runs, powers Brewers past Washington 9-6
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Christian Yelich had a grand slam in the eighth inning, a solo shot in the first and finished with six RBIs as the Milwaukee Brewers held on for a 9-6 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Yelich’s slam put the Brewers up 9-4. Washington scored two in the ninth, and left the bases loaded.
Luis Urias reached on catcher’s interference to open the eighth against Javy Guerra (0-1). Jace Peterson singled and Jackie Bradley Jr. was hit by a pitch.
After Willy Adames popped out, Kolten Wong was hit by a pitch, forcing in the go-ahead run at 5-4. Yelich, who also had an RBI single, hit his eighth homer of the season.
The Nationals loaded the bases on two walks and a hit against Miguel Sanchez in the ninth. Josh Hader eventually came in and finished for his 25th save in 26 chances.