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Brewers continue road success by finishing sweep

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Associated Press
June 22, 2014

DENVER—Aramis Ramirez homered and drove in two runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers continued their road dominance with a 6-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

Milwaukee swept the Rockies to finish 6-1 on a road trip that started in Arizona. The Brewers’ 27-15 record and .643 winning percentage away from home is the best in the majors. Oakland (.622) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (.615) are the only other teams close to matching Milwaukee’s success.

Kyle Lohse (9-2), who allowed three runs on seven hits in five innings to win consecutive starts for the first time in a month.

Wilin Rosario homered among his four hits and had three RBIs for Colorado, which has lost six straight and fell to 6-14 in June.

After winning 16 of their first 23 home games the Rockies have lost 10 of 13 at Coors Field, where they have been swept twice in June.

Rockies rookie right-hander Tyler Matzek (1-2) was roughed up in the second before setting down 11 straight. He ran into trouble after retiring the first two batters of the fifth and the game tied at 3-3.

With runners on first and second, Jonathan Lucroy singled to right, scoring Rickie Weeks from second. Lucroy was caught in a rundown between first and second and Ryan Braun was able to score from third to make it 5-3.

The Rockies made it a one-run game in the eighth on Drew Stubbs’ RBI triple to right but Lyle Overbay led off the ninth with a pinch-hit home run to restore the two-run cushion.

Corey Dickerson led off the bottom of the inning with a triple off the wall in right but was tagged out trying to score when the throw from the outfield got past Ramirez at third. Rosario followed with his eighth homer of the season, but Francisco Rodriguez settled down to get his 25th save in 27 chances.

Carlos Gomez extended his hitting streak to 18 games with a leadoff single in the second and Ramirez followed with a two-run homer, his 10th, to make it 2-0. Consecutive singles put runners on first and third for Milwaukee, and a double-play grounder by Lohse scored Khris Davis to make it 3-0.

The Rockies rallied to tie it with a run in the second and two in the third on Rosario’s double to right-center.

NOTES: Gomez has reached base in 35 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the majors. … Rockies C Michael McKenry will leave the team Monday for a three-day bereavement leave. Jackson Williams will serve as Rosario’s backup for the series against St. Louis. … Rockies RHP Christian Bergman will have an MRI on his left hand Monday, head trainer Keith Dugger said. Bergman still has swelling from getting hit by a line drive on the base of the hand during Friday’s start. … The Rockies recalled RHP Rob Scahill from Triple-A.



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