MILWAUKEE — Pete Vuckovich fought out of jams for eight innings. He did all he could to keep his team in the game. The Brewers’ offense and defense didn’t cooperate.
The entire Brewers’ offensive attack came in the bottom of the fourth when Ben Oglivie launched a towering two-run homer into the bullpen in right. The Brewers had three hits in that inning. They had three in the other nine combined.
Even so, this game shouldn’t have ended in 10 innings. Jim Slaton, who had relieved Vuke to begin the ninth, retired the first two batters he faced in the 10th inning. He then walked David Revering, which would seem harmless enough with two outs.