National League Game Summary - Colorado at Milwaukee
(Wednesday, April 3rd)
Final Score: Colorado 7, Milwaukee 3
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Wilin Rosario and Michael Cuddyer each
clubbed a two-run home run to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 7-3 victory over
the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday in the finale of a three-game series from
Dexter Fowler added a solo shot, while Eric Young and Reid Brignac added an
RBI apiece for the Rockies, who have won two straight since dropping a 5-4
decision to the Brewers on Opening Day.
"We've got a good offense," Rosario remarked. "Hopefully we can keep it up on
the road all year like we did here."
Juan Nicasio (1-0) allowed just two runs on seven hits and two walks over six
strong innings of starting work for the Rockies.
Rickie Weeks collected three hits, including a solo home run, while Ryan Braun
finished 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored for the Brewers. Milwaukee
starter Wily Peralta (0-1) gave up four runs on six hits and three walks over
5 1/3 frames.
"I feel behind a couple of guys, but I'll be alright," Peralta said. "I just
had a hard time getting ahead of hitters. That's just part of the game."
The Rockies jumped on top in the second when Troy Tulowitzki worked a leadoff
walk and Rosario followed with a blast into the second deck in left field for
a 2-0 lead.
Milwaukee pulled even with a pair of two-out runs in the third, as Weeks kept
the frame alive with a solo shot over the left-center field wall.
Braun then singled before Aramis Ramirez followed with a double to put runners
on second and third with two outs. After a brief meeting on the mound, Alex
Gonzalez scorched a single to left that scored Braun, but Ramirez was thrown
out at the plate to keep it a 2-2 game after three frames.
Colorado regained control in the fifth, as Jordan Pacheco clubbed a leadoff
double and moved to third on a groundout before scoring on Brignac's double to
left to make it 3-2. After Brignac moved to third on Nicasio's bunt, Young
smacked a single that scored Brignac for a 4-2 lead.
With Nicasio done after six innings, the Brewers were able to cut the lead in
half in the seventh against Colorado reliever Chris Volstad.
Volstad induced consecutive groundouts to start the frame, but Weeks and Braun
smacked back-to-back doubles, with the latter plating the former to make it
4-3. Braun would be stranded at second however, as Volstad caught Ramirez
staring at strike three to escape the frame.
Colorado gave itself some breathing room with a pair of home runs in the top
of the ninth, as Brignac started the frame with a single before Cuddyer
followed with a blast deep into the left-field seats to make it 6-3.
After Jonathan Herrera flied out, Fowler scorched a solo shot over the wall in
right to push the margin to 7-3.
Rafael Betancourt spun a perfect bottom of the ninth to secure the victory.
Colorado has taken six of its last seven against Milwaukee ... Milwaukee went
2-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base ...
Milwaukee reliever John Axford allowed three runs on five hits while recording
just two outs in the ninth ... Colorado went 3-for-7 with runners in scoring
position and left nine men on base.
04/04 00:23:08 ET
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