If you're going to play extra innings, especially on a getaway day, you might as well win the game.
Finally getting a timely hit from who else but Jonathan Lucroy, the Milwaukee Brewers did just that Thursday night. His home run down the left-field line in the 13th off Carlos Torres lifted Milwaukee over the New York Mets, 5-1, at Citi Field.
The victory sent the Brewers back home with a 5-3 record on their eight-game, nine-day road trip and left them at 13 games over .500 for the second time this season at 40-27.
"It's a real good one to win," said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. "We got great pitching today. Took a long time to get some offense, but we had great pitching today."
Ryan Braun led off the 13th with a single to center, then as he headed for second on a steal attempt Lucroy turned on a Torres curveball on an 0-1 count and deposited it into the seats in left to put the Brewers ahead, 3-1.
"Believe me, I was trying to do it earlier than that," said Lucroy, whose homer ...