Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/1/13
The Brewers had their hottest hitter at the plate Sunday with the game on the line. After a feisty at-bat, Jonathan Lucroy went down swinging. Lucroy struck out with the bases loaded in the eighth inning on the 12th pitch of a battle with Angels closer Ernesto Frieri, and Los Angeles held on to beat Milwaukee 5-3 for a three-game sweep of their interleague series. Lucroy, who was batting .327 over his previous 85 games, was disappointed that he chased pitches out of the strike zone. Frieri then struck out rookie Khris Davis as well and worked a scoreless ninth. ''I swung at balls and I missed a couple of hangers,'' Lucroy said. ''I got myself out, so I'm not too happy about it. It's the way the game is. It's baseball. Things happen. Sometimes they fall, sometimes they don't.'' Lucroy lined one pitch just foul down the right-field line and then the next pitch just foul down the left-field line. If either ball had been fair, the Brewers likely would have tied the score or taken t...
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