National League Game Summary - Milwaukee at Florida
(Saturday, June 4th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 3, Florida 2
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Nyjer Morgan and Prince Fielder both homered as
Milwaukee took a 3-2 victory over Florida in the second of a four-game series
at Sun Life Stadium.
Yovani Gallardo (8-2) earned his sixth straight win, allowing two runs -- one
earned -- on six hits and two walks in six innings. He also struck out five in
the Brewers' third victory in four games.
Chris Volstad (2-5) allowed three runs on six hits and a walk while fanning
four in seven innings, as the Marlins lost their third straight game and their
sixth in the last eight contests.
Chris Coghlan led off the first with an infield single, moved to second on a
sacrifice bunt by Emilio Bonifacio and scored on a single by Gaby Sanchez to
give the Marlins an early one-run lead.
Morgan tied the game at one after leading off the third inning with just his
fifth career home run and his first since 2009.
Sanchez started the sixth with a single and moved to third on consecutive
groundouts by Greg Dobbs and Mike Stanton. After John Buck walked, Omar
Infante hit a hard grounder to third that Casey McGehee could not field
cleanly and then threw high to first, forcing Fielder to jump off first for
the ball and allowing Sanchez to score on the throwing error.
Milwaukee then took a 3-2 lead in the seventh on a solo shot by Fielder and a
double by Yuniesky Betancourt that plated Jonathan Lucroy after Lucroy hit a
That lead held as LaTroy Hawkins and Zach Braddock combined to pitch a
scoreless seventh inning, and Kameron Loe did not allow a run in the eighth.
John Axford entered for the ninth and worked around a lead-off single to earn
his 15th save of the year.
"The road games are what we needed to pick it up on, and we have been doing
that," said Fielder.
Florida had a chance to take control of the game early, but they could not
convert on the opportunity.
The Marlins put men on second and third with no outs in the third after
Volstad singled and Coghlan followed with a single of his own that included a
Morgan fielding error, allowing the runners to move up a bag.
Then Gallardo got Bonifacio to ground out back to the mound, Logan Morrison to
pop out to short and Sanchez to look at strike three to end the inning.
"I don't think we're in a slump. I think we just lost a couple of games by not
doing situational hitting," said Buck.
Milwaukee activated Braddock from the 15-day disabled list and optioned
pitcher Mike McClendon to Triple-A Nashville on Saturday...Florida went 1-
for-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base while
Milwaukee went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position and left four men on
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