Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich hits 499-foot homer, but Colorado Rockies win in 10

DENVER — Christian Yelich led the game with a 499-foot homer for Milwaukee, but Randal Grichuk struck twice for the Colorado Rockies, including a three-run drive in the 10th inning, to put the Brewers 10-7 on Tuesday night hit.

The Brewers started the day two games behind San Diego for the final NL wildcard berth.

Yelich gave Milwaukee a great start, launching a drive into the third deck at Coors Field. It was the third-longest home run since Statcast began tracking home runs in 2015 — Texas’ Nomar Mazara hit a 505-foot shot in 2019 and Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton hit a 504-foot shot in Colorado in 2016.

“It’s kind of just one of those ones where everything lines up for you and you catch it in a really good spot,” Yelich told reporters after the game. “Oddly enough, my first homer here in nine or ten games. So I guess if you wait that long make it count.”

Yelich joked that Statcast should have put the distance at a nice, round 500 feet.

“At least give me that extra foot,” he said, smiling when asked if he was short by the 499-foot chart.

“But it will be cooler tomorrow when the loss wears off.”

Grichuk hit a solo homer that ended a five-run rally in the eighth that made it 6-all. His second home run of the game and 15th of the season came from Taylor Rogers (3-7).

But it was Yelichs who impressed him.

“That was a bomb,” said Grichuk. “I honestly wouldn’t even be surprised if it went further than 499. That was impressive.”

Daniel Bard (4-4) pitched two innings for the win.

Willy Adames had three hits for Milwaukee, including an RBI double in the 10th inning to give Yelich a 7-6 lead.

Yonathan Daza, who had a three-run homer in eighth, hit an RBI double in Colorado in tenth to equalize. After an intentional walk and a groundout, Grichuk homed to win it.

The Brewers built a 6-1 lead behind seven strong innings from starter Brandon Woodruff, but the Rockies equalized the game in the eighth from Luis Perdomo and Peter Strzelecki.

Alan Trejo, who had three hits, had an RBI single in the Rockies Eights that made it 6-2. Daza homered and Grichuk connected with two outs to make 6-all.

Yelich’s 12th home run put Milwaukee ahead and Hunter Renfroe’s 25th of the year three batters later made it 3-0. A double-double from Omar Narvaez in the fourth to give the Brewers a 5-1 lead and Adames filled the lead with an RBI double in the seventh.

Elehuri’s Montero hit a solo homer in the third inning for Colorado’s lone run against Woodruff, who hit his longest outing of the season. He only allowed two hits and knocked out five.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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