Ramirez lifts Brewers to 9-4 win over Rockies

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 21, 2014 at 8:34 pm •  Published: June 21, 2014
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DENVER (AP) — Jean Segura has raced all the way home from first base plenty of times in his career. Just never on a wild pitch.

Segura and the Milwaukee Brewers took advantage of the faulty fielding by the Colorado Rockies in a 9-4 win on Saturday.

Most glaring was in the third inning, when the Brewers broke open the game with a bizarre play on a wild pitch. They had the bases loaded, and pitcher Wily Peralta was at the plate, when Christian Friedrich sent a fastball past catcher Mike McKenry, which started quite a chain of events.

Although McKenry quickly tracked the ball down on the right side of the plate, he tossed it out of Friedrich's reach as the pitcher covered home. Aramis Ramirez scored, along with Mark Reynolds from second as the ball rolled toward the Milwaukee dugout.

Segura was on first when the play started, but when Friedrich walked toward the field with his head down after picking up the ball — and a shaken-up McKenry feeling woozy — Segura hustled home to score, making it an 8-2 game. McKenry was charged with a throwing error on the play.

"It was crazy. A crazy play," Segura said. "I've never seen that in my life, in my whole career. It was so funny. It was a good moment for us."

And a not-so-good moment for the Rockies, who committed a season-high four errors as they lost their fifth straight.

"It was just one of those bizarre plays," Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said. "It was an unfortunate play and it ended up hurting us."

Aramis Ramirez had three hits, including a solo homer, Peralta won his fourth straight start, and Carlos Gomez extended his hitting streak to 17 games to help the Brewers improve to 5-1 on their seven-game trip.

But Segura's baserunning had the Brewers buzzing in the clubhouse.

"First time in my career I've seen three runs score on a wild pitch," said Ramirez, who was replaced by a pinch hitter in the ninth inning because of a tight back. "He was just alert. You've got to be on your toes when (Segura) is on the bases."

Segura's bat ignited the Brewers on Friday night when he hit two homers. This time, it was not only his speed on the bases, but his glove. He made several nifty plays in the hole at shortstop.