Hader's historic scoreless run ends on 2 Phils HRs

by Daryn Albert - Brewers closer Josh Hader's bid to claim sole possession of the major-league record for the longest scoreless-inning streak fell just short Tuesday night.

Hader's historic scoreless run ends on 2 Phils HRs

Josh Hader's historic scoreless appearances streak ends at 40 as Phillies rally by Brewers in 9th 12:34 AM ET ESPN News Services Brewers closer Josh Hader 's bid to claim sole possession of the major-league record for the longest scoreless appearances streak fell just short Tuesday night. His run ended at 40 innings on Alec Bohm and Matt Vierling's homers off him in the ninth inning as the Philadelphia Phillies rallied to beat the Brewers 3-2 for their fifth straight win. Milwaukee led 2-1 in the ninth and handed the game to its All-Star closer, who hadn't blown a save -- or surrendered a run -- in 19 previous appearances this year. Bohm belted a leadoff homer off Hader (0-1), whose streak of 40 straight scoreless appearances dating to last season matched Houston Astros reliever Ryan Pressly for the longest such streak in MLB history. Two batters later, pinch-hitter Vierling, in his first major league at-bat since May 10, took Hader deep again to put the Phillies in front. It was Hader's first blown save since July 7th, 2021, snapping the MLB's longest active streak at 32 consecutive converted saves, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Connor Brogdon (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth, and Corey Knebel closed it out with his 10th save in 13 tries. Knebel walked three batters to load the bases but struck out Pablo Reyes to end it. The Phillies are 4-0 since they fired manager Joe Girardi on Friday. The Brewers, who on Monday had a day off for the first time since May 19, have lost four straight. The Associated Press contributed to this report.