Rockies lost the season finale Sunday in what could be Walt Weiss' final game as manager

Posted at 11:24 PM, Oct 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-03 01:24:08-04

DENVER -- Andrew Susac's first homer of the season came on his final swing. Not a bad way to head into the winter.

Not a bad for Milwaukee to wrap up the season, either, as the catcher's two-run drive in the 10th inning lifted the Brewers over the Colorado Rockies 6-4 in the finale Sunday.

It could be Weiss' last game with the Rockies. His contract expires at the end of the season and the front office has yet to announce whether they will bring Weiss back.

"That's never weighed on me, as a player, as a manager," Weiss said. "I'm always going to show up the same way, no matter what my contract situation is."

After Orlando Arcia hustled for a two-out double, Susac followed with a liner to left off Chris Rusin (3-5) as the Rockies bullpen struggled to hold the lead -- a recurring trend this season. It was Susac's first homer since July 12 last year while with the Giants.

Reliever Tyler Thornburg (8-5) won after blowing a lead for a second straight day. Corey Knebel pitched a perfect 10th for his second save, striking outCharlie Blackmon to end the season.

DJ LeMahieu sat out Sunday to protect his lead in the batting title race. It worked as LeMahieu edged Washington's Daniel Murphy by.3478 to .3465.

"Certainly one of the best story lines of this season, especially when you take into account the guy -- the type of guy DJ is and how hard he's worked to achieve that," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "That's no small achievement, to win a batting title in this league."

LeMahieu didn't really know what to think, mostly because it hadn't quite sunk in.

"It's a relief," LeMahieu said.

There was plenty of intrigue with Milwaukee's Chris Carter and Colorado'sNolan Arenado dueling for the NL home run title. Both were kept in the park Sunday and finished tied with 41.

"It would be cool to win by myself. But at the same time, he's had a great year for himself. He earned it," said Arenado, who led the league in RBI with 133. "I'm just happy I had another good year. It's cool. It's a cool thing to be a part of."

Carter hit 24 last season with Houston.

"I feel good to bounce back and have a good year," said Carter, who posed for photos with Arenado before the game. "I worked hard to more consistent and improve as a hitter."

Domingo Santana hit a two-run homer in the eighth to give the Brewers a 4-3 lead. It wouldn't last as Jordan Patterson tied it with a two-out single in the ninth that scored Arenado. Patterson also had a run-scoring double in the fifth -- his first two major league RBI.

The Brewers struck out 12 times to give them a big league record 1,543 for the season, topping Houston's 1,535 in 2013.

Blackmon led off with a homer -- the 10th time he's done that this year.