Game Recap 6/25/23 | Guardians Lose 5-4 vs. Brewers

June 26, 2023

Andy Billman

Observations from the Game

3 things about Guardians’ 10 Inning loss to Milwaukee Brewers:

1 – 10th inning misery

Former Guardian Owen Miller came through in the 10th inning with a double to score the game-winning run against Trevor Stephan. In the bottom of the 10th with Amed Rosario on 2nd, Jose Ramirez and Josh Naylor both struck out with Myles Straw fouling out to end the game.

2 – 6th inning comeback

The Guardians made a comeback in the 6th taking advantage of walks by Brewers starter Corbin Burnes. A triple by Andres Gimenez scored Ramirez to make it 4-2, and later Gimenez would score on a wild pitch cutting the lead to one. Will Brennan later hit a single to score Tyler Freeman to tie it at 4. Both walks by Ramirez and Freeman ended up scoring, maximizing the walks.

3 – Civale

Aaron Civale did struggle in the 3rd inning giving up three runs and later in the 4th he gave up one more on a sacrifice fly, but managed to keep it close going six innings. The bullpen was solid once again giving up zero earned runs with the only run given up by Stephan in the 10th, but that run was unearned.

Game Summary

On Sunday, Owen Miller delivered a crucial double in the 10th inning against his former team, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Guardians. Miller’s timely hit came off Trevor Stephan (3-3) and soared high off the left-field wall, allowing Joey Wiemer, the automatic runner placed on second base, to score. Celebrating the moment, Miller dove headfirst into second base and pointed towards the Brewers’ dugout.

Devin Williams (4-1) took the mound in the ninth inning for the Brewers, while Elvis Peguero secured his first save by striking out José Ramírez and Josh Naylor before hitting Andrés Giménez with a pitch. However, Peguero retired Myles Straw on a foul popup, bringing an end to the game.

The score remained tied at 4 in the eighth inning after an unusual sequence of events. It began with Tyler Freeman hitting a slow roller that eluded second baseman Andruw Monasterio, resulting in a single to start the inning. Straw seemed to steal second base with one out while Gabriel Arias swung and missed, which made the count 3-2.

Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell entered the field and engaged in a discussion with plate umpire Lance Barksdale, leading to a meeting involving the umpire crew. It was determined that Arias’ swing interfered with Victor Caratini’s throw to second base, and Straw was sent back to first. Guardians manager Terry Francona also conversed with Barksdale, and the inning concluded with Arias striking out and Straw being thrown out at second during another steal attempt.

Corbin Burnes made his first appearance in Cleveland since his remarkable performance on September 11, 2021, when he threw eight innings in a combined no-hitter with Josh Hader. Burnes had a perfect game going into the eighth inning and struck out 14 batters during that game.

In Sunday’s match, Burnes carried a 4-1 lead into the sixth inning but couldn’t escape the frame unscathed. Giménez’s double brought home Ramírez, and a wild pitch by Burnes allowed Giménez to score. Tyler Freeman drew a walk, and Burnes’ wild pitch enabled Freeman to reach third base and subsequently score on Will Brennan’s single, which fell in front of left fielder Blake Perkins.

Burnes was replaced after rookie Bo Naylor singled, securing his second hit of the game. Left-hander Hoby Milner came in and retired Steven Kwan, ending the inning. Overall, Burnes allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings.

For Cleveland, Aaron Civale pitched six innings and conceded four runs.

Christian Yelich and Miller contributed with run-scoring doubles, while Rowdy Tellez added an RBI single in the third inning.


RHP Cal Quantrill (shoulder inflammation) pitched five scoreless innings in his first rehab appearance at Double-A Akron against Binghamton on Sunday. He was placed on the injured list on May 31.

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Tuesday 6/27 8:10 PM EST – Game 1 of 3 at Royals

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