National League Game Summary - Miami at Milwaukee|
(Sunday, July 21st)
Final Score: Milwaukee 1, Miami 0 (13 innings)
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Milwaukee Brewers fans were treated to a
third straight shutout against the Miami Marlins on Sunday, but they needed to
sit through 13 innings.
Caleb Gindl hit the game-winning home run in the bottom of the 13th as the
Brewers swept a three-game series against the Marlins with a 1-0 victory.
With Ryan Webb (1-4) pitching for the Marlins, Gindl led off by hammering a
1-0 pitch to left to record the first home run of his career.
"I was looking for a ball to drive in the left-center gap," said Gindl. "I was
looking for a double. I wasn't expecting to hit a walkoff."
John Axford (4-3) pitched perfectly through the 12th and 13th innings to pick
up the win.
Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta threw eight shutout innings, scattering two
hits and two walks while striking out seven. Despite earning a no-decision,
it's been a great July for Peralta, who has allowed just one run over his last
four starts, including a three-hit shutout against Cincinnati on July 9.
"We didn't really have a lot of nice at-bats so it was nice to see," said
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. "Wily is throwing strikes and is down in the
zone. His slider has been really great.
Miami starter Henderson Alvarez also had a great outing, pitching seven
scoreless innings, but the lack of run support prevented him from picking up
his first win of the season. He was also just one of three Miami players to
record a hit in the game.
"It's really tough to see every guy in the lineup struggle," said Marlins
manager Mike Redmond. "I don't think I've ever seen that before. We put so
much pressure on the pitchers because our hitters aren't there right now."
The Marlins are on a four-game losing streak.
A.J. Ramos was perfect through the 10th and 11th innings for Miami while
Milwaukee's Mike Gonzalez and Jim Henderson combined for just one hit in that
In the bottom of the 12th, Jean Segura hit a leadoff single off Webb and stole
second base. However, Juan Francisco struck out, Rickie Weeks grounded out
to third and Martin Maldonado fanned to strand Segura at second.
Peralta allowed two hits in the third -- back-to-back two-out singles -- but
was lights out throughout the rest of his outing.
Norichika Aoki gave the Brewers a chance to score in the home half when he
laid down a two-out bunt single and reached third on an infield single by
Logan Schafer. However, Segura grounded out towards Alvarez to end the frame.
Francisco Rodriguez pitched for the Brewers in the top of the ninth. He gave
up a leadoff single to Adeiny Hechavarria and intentionally walked Logan
Morrison with two outs, but got Marcell Ozuna to fly out to center.
Chad Qualls went 1-2-3 with two strikeouts in the bottom of the inning for the
Marlins, sending the game into extra innings.
The stalemate was the longest scoreless game since Boston defeated Tampa Bay
1-0 in 16 innings on July 17, 2011 ... They Marlins have gone 37 consecutive
scoreless innings, the longest since 1985 when the Astros went 42 straight ...
The Brewers have recorded a major league-leading eight shutouts since June 15
. They have also posted three straight shutouts for the first time since April
19-21, 1990 ... Milwaukee is 14-3 against Miami at home since 2009 ...
Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-4 and is hitless in his last 13 at-bats ... Ramos
has thrown 15 2/3 scoreless innings over his last 12 appearances.
07/21 18:39:44 ET