Milwaukee Brewers make Busch Stadium home run history Thursday night, Beat Cardinals 6-4
ST. LOUIS, MO- It turns out that the record for the longest home run hit at Busch Stadium III lasted for a little less than a year when it was broken Thursday night.
Keon Broxton of the Milwaukee Brewers hit a two run homer to left in the second inning against Cardinal pitcher Michael Wacha that went an estimated 489 feet.
Brandon Moss held the record, set last June 30, when he hit a ball 477 feet.
In the game, the Cardinals jumped out to a 2-0 first inning lead on run scoring hits by Stephen Piscotty and Aledmys Diaz. The Broxton record home run tied the game 2-2 in the second inning. Dexter Fowler’s 10th homer of the season tied that game again at 3-3 in the third inning. The Cardinals fell behind again, but Fowler delivered a game tying single in the fifth inning to even it up at 4-4. The game stayed that way til the ninth inning when the Brewers Eric Thames hit an 0-2 pitch from Seung Hwan Oh out of the park for a 6-4 lead. Brewers pitcher Oliver Drake pitched a scoreless bottom of the ninth to get the save in Milwaukee’s 6-4 win. The Brewers end up winning three of four games in the series, knocking the Cardinals four and a half games out of first place.