National League Game Summary - Colorado at Milwaukee
(Tuesday, September 13th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 2, Colorado 1 (11 innings)
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Ryan Braun hit the winning home run in the
bottom of the 11th inning to send the Brewers past the Rockies, 2-1, in the
opener of a two-game set.
Braun led off the inning after Kameron Loe (4-7) held the Rockies off the
board in the top half. He worked the count full against Matt Lindstrom (2-2)
before sending the 10th pitch of the at-bat over the fence in left-center.
"You fall behind a good hitter like that and eventually you're gonna pay for
it," said Lindstrom. "The ball just came back over the middle and he made me
pay for it."
Prince Fielder added a homer for the Brewers, who defeated the Phillies on
Sunday to halt a five-game skid. They remain 6 1/2 games ahead of the
Cardinals in the NL Central.
"We didn't do much offensively, so a couple of big at-bats," said Brewers
manager Ron Roenicke.
Wilin Rosario had an RBI double for the Rockies.
Loe allowed runners to reach second and third with two down in the top of the
11th, but Rosario grounded out weakly to second.
Brewers starter Zack Greinke allowed one run on five hits over five innings,
while the Rockies' Esmil Rogers, who has not won since August 8, tossed six
innings of one-run ball.
Both teams squandered opportunities early.
The Rockies placed runners at the corners in the first, but Mark Ellis was cut
down at the plate on a Troy Tulowitzki grounder. With the bases loaded in the
third, Ellis was thrown out at the plate to end the inning.
Milwaukee's Rickie Weeks was also nailed at home when he tried to score on
Casey McGehee's double in the second. An inning later, Braun grounded out to
strand Jonathan Lucroy at third.
Colorado took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on doubles by Seth Smith and Rosario.
Fielder was stranded after a leadoff double in the home half, but tied the
game with a one-out blast to straightaway center in the sixth, his first home
run since September 2.
LaTroy Hawkins, Takashi Saito and Francisco Rodriguez each tossed a scoreless
inning of relief, while John Axford worked two scoreless frames for the
Matt Belisle, Rex Brothers and Huston Street countered with scoreless innings
of their own. Lindstrom held the Brewers off the board in the 10th before
allowing Braun's game-winner an inning later.
"At this time of year, it doesn't matter how you look, as long as you win,"
Braun was 0-for-4 with a strikeout before his final at bat...The Brewers are
52-22 at home this season, which marks the best home record in the majors.
Their 3-2 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday snapped a season-high six-game
losing streak at Miller Park...The Cardinals defeated the Pirates 6-4 on
Tuesday...Tulowitzki left the game with a sore left hip. He sat out Sunday's
4-1 win over Cincinnati with the same ailment.
09/14 00:54:27 ET
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