DENVER (AP) — Jake Cave came through with a bases-loaded single over a five-man infield in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Colorado Rockies an 8-7 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.

Brenton Doyle homered twice and Charlie Blackmon went deep on his birthday for the third time in his career to help the Rockies outlast the Brewers.

William Contreras homered among his three hits for Milwaukee, finishing a triple shy of the cycle. Willy Adames had three hits, including an RBI single to ignite a three-run eighth that put the Brewers back in front 7-6.

Doyle homered for the second time in the game, a two-out solo shot in the bottom of the eighth off Elvis Peguero, to produce the fourth tie of the night at 7-all.

Tyler Kinley (4-1) picked up the win with a scoreless 10th inning, getting out of a jam by striking out Garrett Mitchell.

Pinch-runner Aaron Schunk began the bottom of the 10th as the automatic runner at second base. He advanced to third when Michael Toglia fied out against Joel Payamps (1-5). Milwaukee then intentionally walked Doyle and Nolan Jones to load the bases. The Brewers brought in an outfielder to load the infield with an extra defender, but Cave lined a clean single into the wide-open outfield to score Schunk with the winning run.

Milwaukee took a 4-3 lead on Contreras’ solo homer in the fifth, which came after plate umpire Brennan Miller ejected Pat Murphy. Miller tossed the Brewers’ manager for arguing a call that Joey Ortiz ran out of the baseline while eluding pitcher Austin Gomber’s tag on a bunt.

Colorado regained the lead with a pair of runs in the fifth and added another in the sixth on Jones’ run-scoring double.

The Rockies bolted to a 3-0 lead behind Doyle’s two-run drive to straightaway center field off Bryse Wilson in the second and Blackmon’s solo shot off Wilson in the third.

Blackmon, who turned 38 on Monday, got the green light on a 3-0 pitch and drove Wilson’s offering 431 feet to center field. He also homered on his birthday in 2022 against Arizona and 2011 versus Kansas City, which also was the first of his 14-year major league career.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Brewers: Ortiz returned to the starting lineup for the first time since leaving last Wednesday’s game against Texas with neck stiffness. He did make an appearance Saturday as a pinch runner against the Cubs. … Mitchell was reinstated from the 60-day injured list and made his season debut when he entered as a pinch hitter in the seventh. He was placed on the IL in late March with fractured left index finger.

Rockies: OF Kris Bryant, sidelined the last month because of a bruised left rib, resumed baseball activities for the first time since sustaining the injury. It’s anticipated he’ll go on a minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the big league club. … RHP Germán Márquez is slated to leave for Double-A Hartford in the next day or two for another rehab outing in his ongoing bid to return from Tommy John surgery. Márquez missed most of last season after undergoing reconstructive elbow surgery in May 2023.

UP NEXT

Game 2 of the four-game series pits Milwaukee LHP Dallas Keuchel (0-0, 11.25 ERA) against RHP Ryan Feltner (1-7, 5.82).

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