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Rhys Hoskins’ grand slam sparked the Brewers to a 6-3 win over the Rangers

Rhys Hoskins’ grand slam sparked the Brewers to a 6-3 win over the Rangers

Rhys Hoskins’ grand slam sparked the Brewers to a 6-3 win over the Rangers

Rhys Hoskins put Milwaukee ahead for good with a grand slam during a five-run sixth-inning rally as the Brewers beat Texas 6-3 on Monday to snap the Rangers’ four-game winning streak.

MILWAUKEE — Rhys Hoskins put Milwaukee ahead for good with a grand slam during a five-run rally in the sixth inning, and the Brewers beat Texas 6-3 on Monday to snap the Rangers’ four-game winning streak.

“It was a big situation in the game,” said Hoskins, who homered for the first time since June 3. “I learned pretty quickly that the game will always throw you in the next moment. You just have to be ready no matter how it went. I learned from a coach that you have to want the fifth at bat, even if you’re 0 for 4.”

Adolis García scored for Rangers.

Milwaukee pounded the Rangers after Texas’ Michael Lorenzen held the Brewers scoreless through the first four innings. Milwaukee’s Jackson Chourio raced home on Lorenzen’s two-out wild pitch in the fifth to end a 26-inning hitting streak by Rangers pitchers.

It marked the Rangers’ longest hitting streak since July 2011, when they threw 33 consecutive innings.

Milwaukee trailed 3-1 when William Contreras hit a leadoff double in the sixth to knock Lorenzen out of the game. The Rangers brought in Jacob Latz, who had not allowed a run in his eight appearances this month.

After Latz walked Christian Yelich and Willy Adames to load the bases. Hoskins sent a first-pitch fastball into the left field seats to give the Brewers their first lead of the game.

Hoskins’ third career grand slam was his 11th homer of the season.

“I’m just trying to pick something up, whether it’s the first pitch or not,” Hoskins said. “I’m just trying to be ready to hit. There have been times when I think in the last month I have been a bit passive. The situation called for something and I was happy not to miss it.”

Latz (2-2) gave up three runs, two hits and two walks with no one out.

“He’s been so good for us,” Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said. “It will happen occasionally. Looking back, the walks hurt him.”

Andruw Monasterio added an RBI single with two outs later in the sixth inning to extend Milwaukee’s lead to 6-3.

Jared Koenig walked the bases loaded in the seventh inning before striking out Nathaniel Lowe to preserve the Brewers’ 6-3 lead. Joel Payamps pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Trevor Megill worked the ninth for his 16th save in 17 appearances.

Brewers starter Freddy Peralta struck out six and allowed two runs, four hits and two walks in five innings. Lorenzen also worked five innings and struck out five while giving up two runs, five hits and one walk.

Milwaukee’s Elvis Peguero (5-2) allowed one run and two hits in one inning of relief.

INSTRUCTOR’S ROOM

Rangers: RHP Max Scherzer indicated he felt a little pain in his thumb — something that didn’t surprise Bochy — after the three-time Cy Young Award winner threw five scoreless innings in his 2023 debut on Sunday. dealt with sore thumb during his rehab appearances after undergoing surgery in mid-December to repair a herniated disc in his lower back. The 39-year-old has a bullpen session on Tuesday and is on track to start again on Friday in Baltimore.

“I’m not surprised it’s a little sore,” Bochy said. “We talked about it a little earlier. You go down and do rehab, but there’s something about walking into a major league ballpark and you’re juicing and pumping. He’s going to level up, which he did. We’ll see how he does in the next couple of days.”

Brewers: RHP Taylor Clarke has a toe problem that put him on the minor league disabled list. Clarke pitched for Triple-A Nashville.

TRANSACTION

After the Brewers designated him for designation last week, RHP Elieser Hernández cleared waivers and elected free agency. Hernández went 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA in four appearances for the Brewers.

IT FOLLOWS

LHP Andrew Heaney (2-8, 4.21 ERA) for Texas and RHP Bryse Wilson (4-3, 4.24) start for Milwaukee on Tuesday night.

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