Rockies blow two-run lead in ninth, fall to Brewers on the road in 11th inning – The Denver Post

With a chance to win two consecutive road games for the first time this year, the Rockies blew it. Again.

A 4-0 lead disappeared. A two-run ninth-inning lead was lost for a team with the worst road record in baseball.

Milwaukee rallied at home for a 5-4 win in 11 innings, yet another dispiriting game in a season full of them for Colorado.

Keston Hiura’s line drive sacrifice fly to left center with the bases loaded scored Manny Pina with the winning run. The throw from outfielder Raimel Tapia was off-target.

Rockies closer Daniel Bard was given a 4-2 lead to protect in the ninth inning. Two batters later the game was tied. He walked Omar Narvaez to open the inning before Willy Adames smashed a two-run home run to left that tied the game, 4-4. It was Bard’s fifth blown save.

Rockies right-hander Jon “K” Gray was sharp, striking out 10 through five scoreless innings. Joshua Fuentes delivered a pinch-hit two-run homer in the seventh as Colorado — hitless through five innings — took a 4-0 lead. But they ultimately fell to 6-29 on the road.

Gray, coming off the 10-day injured list, scattered five hits. He now has 752 strikeouts, the third-most in club history.