National League Game Summary - Milwaukee at Colorado
(Sunday, June 22)
Final Score: Milwaukee 6, Colorado 5
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Aramis Ramirez stroked a two-run homer as the
Milwaukee Brewers held on to beat the Colorado Rockies, 6-5, to complete a
three-game sweep on Sunday.
Lyle Overbay had a solo homer and Jonathan Lucroy drove in a run for the
Brewers, who completed a sweep at Coors Field for the first time since June
29-July 1, 2004 and went 6-1 on their road trip.
"It was a great road trip, certainly with the wins," Brewers manager Ron
Kyle Lohse (9-3), who improved his road record to 6-1, allowed three runs on
seven hits and three walks over five innings.
In his third career start, Tyler Matzek (1-2) was tagged for five runs on
seven hits and four walks across 5 1/3 innings to absorb the loss.
Wilin Rosario collected four hits and was a triple shy of the cycle with three
RBI and a pair of runs scored for the Rockies, who have lost six straight
The ninth inning wasn't as easy as Francisco Rodriguez would have liked on his
way to a major league-leading 25th save.
Corey Dickerson just missed a home run to start the frame and ended up with a
triple off the wall in right. The relay throw went past Ramirez at third, but
Dickerson fell halfway between third and home and was easily tagged out.
"He was going to score on that play," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said.
Rosario followed with a solo shot to straightaway center to cut the deficit to
6-5. A strikeout and groundout sealed the win for Milwaukee (47-30), which
owns the National League's best record.
With what was an insurance run at the time, Overbay's pinch-hit, solo shot to
lead off the top half of the inning ended up being the game-winning run.
Ramirez crushed a two-run homer into the left-field seats in the second as the
Brewers grabbed an early lead. Carlos Gomez bunted his way on to lead off. Two
singles and a walk loaded the bases. Khris Davis scored on a Lohse double
play to make it 3-0.
Colorado got a run back in the home half. Rosario singled to start the frame
and moved to second on a fly out. Rickie Weeks couldn't handle a Charlie
Culberson hit up the middle and Rosario beat Weeks' throw home.
Rosario's two-out, two-run double to right-center in the third evened the
score at 3-3. Drew Stubbs singled and Dickerson kept the inning alive with a
Culberson's fielding error on a Weeks grounder kept the fifth inning going.
Ryan Braun then drew a four-pitch walk. Lucroy knocked in Weeks with a single
to right. As Lucroy got in a rundown between first and second, Braun
scampered home and beat Justin Morneau's throw to put the Brewers up 5-3.
Stubbs' two-out, RBI triple in the eighth pulled the Rockies within a run.
Following an intentional walk to Troy Tulowitzki, Will Smith got Morneau to
ground out to keep the Brewers ahead.
It was Overbay's 150th career home run ... Gomez has reached base safely in 35
consecutive games, the longest current streak in the majors ... Ramirez
extended his hitting streak to nine games ... Colorado finished 2-for-13 with
runners in scoring position ... It was Brewers manager Ron Roenicke's 300th
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