Feeling ill, Hiura finds best medicine is walk-off HR

MILWAUKEE — Keston Hiura was having a hard day. It’s funny how one good swing can change everything.

Called up from Triple-A on Wednesday morning when the Brewers put Willy Adames on the injured list, Hiura manned first base against the Braves and was hitless in four at-bats through the first nine innings. In the 10th, his split-second decision to hold the bag instead of leaping for a high throw allowed a go-ahead run to score. And on top of all of that, Hiura was sick. Multiple tests said it wasn’t COVID-19, but he felt lousy.

“Last night,” Hiura said, “I was on my deathbed a little bit.”

By the end of a 7-6 win in 11 innings over the Braves, Hiura was feeling much better. He hit a two-run home run as the Brewers came from behind in three consecutive innings to win on a wild afternoon at American Family Field.

The Brewers were down a run entering the ninth inning against Kenley Jansen, the 10th inning against Darren O’Day and the 11th inning against Jesse Chavez, but scored each time to take the series, two games to one. The Brewers’ largest comeback victory of the season included a rare late surge (they entered the day 1-13 when trailing after eight innings), a rare success against Dodgers-turned-Braves closer Kenley Jansen (the Brewers saddled him with a blown save for only the second time in 27 career matchups) and a…

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