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Rowdy Tellez belts two homers as Brewers edge Rays

Jun 29, 2022; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA;  Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Luis Urias (2) forces out Tampa Bay Rays catcher Francisco Mejia (21) and throws the ball to first base for a double play during the third inning sat Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Rowdy Tellez hit two home runs and Luis Urias and Jace Peterson also went deep as the Milwaukee Brewers completed a two-game series sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays with a 5-3 victory on Wednesday afternoon in St. Petersburg, Fla.

It was Telez’s third multi-homer game of the season and second in the last three games.

Christian Yelich added two hits to pace the Brewers to their fourth straight victory.

Brad Boxberger (2-1) picked up the win with one inning of scoreless relief. Josh Hader picked up his 24th save after overcoming one hit in a scoreless ninth inning.

Taylor Walls had two RBIs, Wander Franco had an RBI double and Harold Ramirez and Francisco Mejia each had two hits for Tampa Bay. Calvin Faucher (2-1) took the loss.

Milwaukee took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on Tellez’s first homer of the game, a drive that hit the top of the fence above the 404 sign in dead center. It marked the 13th consecutive game that the Brewers have hit a home run.

Walls then put Tampa Bay a 2-1 lead in the fourth when he blooped a double into right-center field off the glove of Peterson. Randy Arozarena started the rally with a one-out walk and then advanced to second on a single by Ramirez. The duo then advanced to second and third on a double steal.

The Brewers regained the lead, 3-2, in the fifth after Andrew McCutchen walked with two outs and Urias followed with his eighth homer of the season that went an estimated 428 feet into the catwalk above left-center field.

The Rays tied it in the bottom half of the inning when Vidal Brujan led off with a walk and scored on a double over the third-base bag by Franco.

Tellez then put Milwaukee ahead 4-3 in the eighth with a towering homer off the catwalk in right, his 15th of the season.

Peterson added an insurance run in the ninth after smashing his seventh home run of the season to right-center field.

–Field Level Media