By Dan Garcia Photographer Published Oct 04, 2023 at 6:01 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers kicked off their postseason journey with high hopes as they hosted the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 1 of the NL Wild Card on Tuesday. The atmosphere was electric at AmFam Field, as fans eagerly awaited the return of playoff baseball to Milwaukee. However, despite a promising start, the Brewers ultimately fell short in a closely contested game. 

Let's relive the memorable moments through 10 captivating photos from Tuesday night’s Game 1 action. 

1. High emotions 

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As the sun set over AmFam Field, both the Brewers and Diamondbacks stood together during the National Anthem, setting the stage for an emotional and thrilling matchup. Returning to playoff action for the first time since 2021, after falling short last season, the Brewers were ready for a battle on Tuesday night. 

2. Mr. Baseball’s first pitch 

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Legendary Brewers announcer Bob Uecker had the honor of throwing out the first pitch, or rather Brewers fans had the honor of watching him throw the first pitch, adding an extra layer of excitement to the game. 

3. Corbin Burnes' tough outing 

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Brewers ace Corbin Burnes took the mound but struggled on Tuesday night, giving up four earned runs in just four innings pitched. It was a challenging start for one of the league's best pitchers – but hopefully the Brewers can extend their playoff run so Burnes is given a chance to redeem himself. 

4. Tyrone Taylor's blast 

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Brewers' right fielder Tyrone Taylor provided a quick spark with a powerful home run in the second inning, giving Milwaukee an early lead. 

5. Diamondbacks celebrate 

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Corbin Carroll and Geraldo Perdomo of the Diamondbacks celebrate after Carroll's third-inning home run, shifting the momentum in Arizona's favor. Following the bomb, Arizona never looked back. 

6. Ketel Marte trots the bases 

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Following Carroll's homer, Ketel Marte added to the Diamondbacks' momentum swing with a home run of his own, showcasing his impressive power and helping his team take over Game 1. 

7. Gabriel Moreno joins in on the action 

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Catcher Gabriel Moreno's home run soared 425 feet to center field, serving as the game-winning run as Milwaukee wouldn’t score again for the rest of the game. 

8. Rally towels in action 

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Fans waved rally towels in support of the home team, hoping to inspire a comeback. But the Diamondbacks held their ground, and the towels didn’t circulate enough of a spark throughout the packed stadium. 

9. Yeli 

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Former MVP Christian Yelich showcased his skills with a run, a hit and two walks, despite a losing effort. Expect him to try to improve on his Game 1 performance on Wednesday night. 

10. The road to redemption 

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With Game 2 on the horizon, the Brewers are eager to bounce back and even the series against the Diamondbacks. Secure your tickets and be part of the excitement at AmFam Field!