Kolten Wong drove in what proved to be the winning run in the top of the ninth to help Milwaukee earn a 4-2 win over Baltimore Wednesday night.
The Brewers owned a 2-0 lead heading to the eighth inning thanks to a stellar night from Corbin Burnes. After an up-and-down start in the opener against Chicago last week, the reigning Cy Young Award winner didn’t allow a run over seven innings of work. He struck out 8 batters and issued just 1 walk.
Burnes was in line for the win, but reliever Devin Williams could not hold the lead. He allowed a run-scoring single and was replaced one batter later after loading the bases. Brad Boxberger limited the damage to just a sacrifice fly that tied the game heading to the ninth. That’s when Wong drilled a single to right field and a hustling Hunter Renfroe went from first to home and just beat the throw to the plate. Rowdy Tellez would add an insurance run with a double to make it 4-2.