Brouwers explodes late to beat White Sox

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Milwaukee BrewersMay 31, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Chicago White Sox right fielder Corey Julks (30) hits an RBI double during the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field. Mandatory credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Christian Yelich had five hits, including his 300th career double, and drove in five runs to lift the host Milwaukee Brewers to a 12-5 comeback victory over the White Sox on Friday night, extending Chicago’s losing streak to nine games on the season.

Yelich went 5-for-6 with two doubles and three singles. His second double, the 300th of his 12-year career, capped a six-run seventh inning when the Brewers led 10-5. Yelich also drove in one of Milwaukee’s two runs with a single in the eighth.

The Brewers collected a season-high 23 hits and also left 16 on base. Enoli Paredes (1-0) got the win in one scoreless inning in relief.

The White Sox have lost 13 of their last 14 and 15 of 18.

Milwaukee erased a 5-4 deficit with their seventh-inning outburst. Sal Frelick singled to open the frame again for Michael Soroka (0-6). After a flyout, Blake Perkins and Brice Turang singled to make it 5-5. John Brebbia replaced the single, and William Contreras lined for an RBI single. Yelich’s two-run double to left made it 8-5.

Jake Bauers added an RBI single, and Frelick later ended the inning with a runscoring double.

Chicago led 5-4 with two runs in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Gavin Sheets and an RBI single by Korey Lee.

Milwaukee scored three times in the fourth for a 4-3 lead. Frelick walked and Joey Ortiz and Perkins followed with back-to-back singles to put Milwaukee up 3-2. Contreras walked with one out to load the bases and Yelich hit a line drive single to right.

The White Sox erased a 1-0 deficit with three runs in the third inning. Paul DeJong led off with his eighth homer. Corey Julks added a two-run double.

The Brewers scored one in the second when Frelick singled to lead off the inning and Ortiz doubled into the right-field corner.

–Field-level media

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