Aguilar’s go-ahead HR in 9th lifts Brewers over Rockies 6-3

Aguilar hit his 12th homer, and Milwaukee added another run as Eric Thames walked, stole second and Neil Walker’s RBI single chased Holland.

Jesus Aguilar hit a HR off Greg Holland in the ninth Saturday. (Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports)
Jesus Aguilar hit a HR off Greg Holland in the ninth Saturday. (Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports)
Jesus Aguilar hit a HR off Greg Holland in the ninth Saturday. (Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports)

By Michael Kelly, Associated Press

Pinch-hitter Jesus Aguilar connected for a go-ahead home run with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 Saturday night for their fifth win in six games.

It was 3-all when Greg Holland (2-4) hit Keon Broxton with an 0-2 pitch with one out in the ninth. Aguilar hit his 12th homer, and Milwaukee added another run as Eric Thames walked, stole second and Neil Walker’s RBI single chased Holland.

Travis Shaw also homered for the Brewers.

DJ LeMahieu got three hits, and Trevor Story had two doubles for Colorado. The Rockies remained a game ahead of Arizona for the NL’s first wild card and 4 1/2 up on Milwaukee.

Anthony Swarzak (2-0) tossed one inning, and Corey Knebel got the last three outs for his 25th save.

The Rockies lost for the first time in 12 home games that Chad Bettis has started. Bettis, who pitched seven scoreless innings Monday in his first start since undergoing cancer treatment, went seven innings again and gave up three runs — all in the third.

Milwaukee starter Brad Woodruff got his first career hit to lead off and came around on Thames’ triple. Thames scored on Ryan Braun’s sacrifice fly and Shaw homered into the Colorado bullpen to make it 3-0.

The Rockies got one back on Jonathan Lucroy’s RBI single in the fourth, and then tied it in the seventh off Milwaukee’s bullpen. Charlie Blackmon had an RBI single, stole second and scored on LeMahieu’s single.

Woodruff retired the first two batters in the fifth but was pulled after walking Nolan Arenado. Josh Hader got Gerardo Parra to pop out to end the inning.