Brewers bullpen costs Lohse another victory

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 26, 2014 at 6:51 pm •  Published: May 26, 2014
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — For the fourth time this year, a blown save by the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen cost Kyle Lohse a victory. The veteran starting pitcher quickly shrugged off his team's late game collapse that led to a loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday.

"It was tough, but this team will bounce back. We'll forget about it tomorrow and come back and do what we've got to do," Lohse said. "It's always tough when you have the lead like that, but you don't go perfect for the whole year holding leads. Those things happen. We'll get over it."

The Orioles rallied to tie the game with two outs in the ninth off Brewers' closer Francisco Rodriquez. A single by newly acquired Nick Hundley with two outs in the 10th off Rob Wooten (1-2) gave Baltimore a 7-6 victory.

"He had the one bad inning but other than that I thought he threw the ball well," Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said of Lohse.

The Orioles broke through in the third against Lohse. Adam Jones, who has safely reached base in 20 consecutive games, drove in two runs with a one-out triple. Nelson Cruz followed with a run-scoring single, extending the Orioles lead to 3-1 before the Brewers rallied to take the lead.

"It wasn't even that bad. I made that one pitch to Jones that was kind of in his swing path," Lohse said. "Every ground ball seemed to find a hole. After that, I was back to normal and was just doing my thing."

Lohse gave up four runs on nine hits over 6 2-3 innings. He struck out five and didn't issue a walk.

"It was a tough day all around," Roenicke said. "The bullpen didn't throw as well as they had been, which is going to happen. But we had plenty of chances offensively to get guys in. It was a ball game where nothing went right.

Jonathan Schoop hit two home runs for Baltimore. Down 6-4 with two outs in the ninth, Schoop's second homer cut it to one. After pinch-hitter Delmon Young singled, Nick Markakis hit a game-tying double.

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