Athletics beat Brewers, first series sweep of season

Seth Brown hit a game-changing three-run homer in the fourth inning, and Brent Rucker followed with a solo shot. Oakland Athletics Beating the hosts extended their winning streak to five games Milwaukee Brewers 8-6 on Sunday

Esteri Ruiz doubled in two crucial insurance runs in the ninth as Oakland clinched the three-game series, their first sweep of the season and their first five-game winning streak since 2021.

Trailing 8–3 with two outs and no one on base in the ninth, Brewers Got one hit and three walks against Oakland closer Trevor May. Left-hander Sam Long gave up a two-run blowup single to Abraham Toro, but he struck out Blake Perkins on a slow grounder for his second save of the season.

Left-hander JP Sears (1-3) picked up his first win since last Sept. 20. In five innings, he allowed two runs on six hits and one hit batter and struck out five.

Christian Yelich scored in the second inning Brewers and Owen Miller doubled in a run in the third, but Exercise Took the lead on two swings of the bat against Milwaukee starter Freddy Peralta

Ryan Noda struck out the fourth and Peralta (5-6) struck out the next batter. Brown then won an 11-pitch at-bat with Peralta hitting a line-drive homer to right field, his fourth of the season. Rucker followed with his 13th, a 413-foot shot to left field.

In five innings, Peralta allowed three hits, two walks and four runs on one hit batter. He did five winds.

Brewers Perkins’s RBI single off reliever Sam Moll cut their deficit to 4–3 in the sixth, but Oakland struck back in the seventh on Kevin Smith’s home run to left field, his fourth of the season, against Bryce Wilson.

trailing 5-3 in the eighth, Brewers There were runners on first and second against right-hander Shintaro Fujinami, but lefty Richard Lovelady came in to get a popout and Rowdy Tellez’s long flyout to center field.

After Ruiz’s two-run double in the ninth, Noda followed with his second hit, an RBI single.

Willie Adams, Yelich, Miller and Perkins each had two of Milwaukee’s 10 hits, and Luis Urias reached base three times on a walk and two hit-by-pitch. Brewers Was 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position and lost his fourth straight game

Exercise had only six hits, four for extra bases

Brewers Manager Craig Counsell was away for his son’s high school graduation. Bench coach Pat Murphy led the team

– Field Level Media