Keon Broxton robs HR to seal Brewers win

(AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The Milwaukee Brewers can use any win they can get as they’re on the outside looking in at an NL Wild Card berth. Keon Broxton helped the club get on the right track on Wednesday, and he did so in about as dramatic of fashion as possible.

With the Brewers up 6-5 in the top of the ninth against the Cardinals and a runner on first with two outs, outfielder Randal Grichuk sent a deep drive to center that kept carrying.

Broxton, running out of room, leaped up to make the game-ending grab.

That’s a huge catch to seal up a win for the Brewers. It’s even better for Broxton, who could use as many highlights at this point as possible following last month’s scuffles.

The center fielder, struggling mightily at the plate, was optioned to Triple-A in late July after recording three hits in his last 50 at-bats at the time. What’s oddly reminiscent of Wednesday’s catch was the grab he made on Aug. 3 — ironically against the Cardinals — when he robbed a homer from Jose Martinez.

The Brewers appeared to be well on their way to a victory Wednesday with a 6-3 lead in hand heading into the eighth. However, Anthony Swarzak’s entrance into the game for Josh Hader was spoiled by an immediate two-run blast off the bat of Tommy Pham, who continues his bright season for the Cardinals.

The Brewers are an even 5-5 over their last 10 games as they sit in second in the NL Central. Milwaukee is back in action on Thursday when the club welcomes the Washington Nationals to Miller Park.

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