"Koz made maybe a game-saving play at shortstop," Wainwright said. "That was an amazing play."
With the bases loaded and two outs and Milwaukee already having scored twice in the first inning, Alex Gonzalez hit a grounder into the hole between shortstop and third. Kozma got to the ball and made an off-balance throw to second, getting Martin Maldonado by a step to end the inning.
Wainwright pumped his arms excitedly and jogged back to the dugout.
"I knew I had to make the throw to second or to throw to first, it was kind of one of those things where you've got to do what you've got to do," Kozma said. "If you make a great play regardless of where it is, it's going to make anybody feel good."
Joe DiGiovanni is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.