National League Game Summary - Milwaukee at Colorado
(Thursday, July 14th)
Final Score: Colorado 12, Milwaukee 3
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Ryan Spilborghs led off the bottom of the first
inning with a homer and finished with four hits and knocked in four runs, as
the Rockies started the post All-Star break with a 20-hit effort in 12-3
thrashing of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Mark Ellis had three RBI and Cole Garner notched a pair of runs batted in for
Colorado, which won for the third time in four games. Ty Wigginton had three
hits and scored three times.
Ubaldo Jimenez (5-8) pitched six solid innings, giving up six hits and a pair
of runs. It was the second home win (2-5) of the season for the right-hander.
It was another dud for Yovani Gallardo (10-6) at Coors Field as Milwaukee
opened an 11-game West Coast trip with its seventh loss in eight road games.
Gallardo was pounded for 11 hits and six runs over four innings. He's 0-2 with
a 10.07 ERA in four lifetime games in Denver.
"I just wasn't able to put away guys when I really needed," Gallardo said.
All-Star Game MVP Prince Fielder doubled in a run in the first inning and
Corey Hart homered in the ninth in defeat.
Ryan Braun went 2-for-4 to extend his career-best hitting streak to 23 games,
which is now third-best on the franchise list behind Paul Molitor (39 in 1987)
and Dave May (24 in 1973).
Spilborghs tied the game with a homer high off the pole down the left field
line and the teams exchanged runs in the second from the pitchers -- on a
Gallardo RBI double and a Jimenez single.
Colorado went ahead with a four-run fourth. Ian Stewart, who had three hits,
double and scored on a Chris Iannetta base hit to right. One out later,
Spilborghs singled up the middle for a 4-2 lead. He stole second and came in
on an Ellis base hit before Troy Tulowitzki roped a two-out RBI double to
"Our patience with Gallardo tonight is definitely noteworthy," Rockies manager
Jim Tracy said. "We took some very tough at-bats, got some really good
Ellis doubled in a run in the sixth and the Rockies padded their lead in the
seventh. Fielder dropped a foul pop off the bat of pinch-hitter Cole Garner,
who ended up walking to force in a run.
Kameron Loe entered from the bullpen in relief of Zach Braddock, but
Spilborghs drilled a two-run double to left and Ellis followed with an RBI
Garner singled in a run in the eighth before Hart's 11th homer of the year
concluded the scoring in the opener of this four-game set.
Second base umpire Brian O'Nora left after the top of the first inning due to
back spasms. The umpiring crew was reduced to three, but Cory Blaser took over
at second base in the fourth inning...Braun missed the last eight games before
the All-Star break with a left calf strain...The Brewers dropped into second
place in the NL Central, a half-game behind St. Louis...Milwaukee swept a
three-game series at home from the Rockies, May 20-22.
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