Weeks, Hart spark Brewers' 5-run ninth
Rickie Weeks and Corey Hart hit two-run doubles in a five-run ninth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers averted a series sweep by rallying for a 6-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
With the score tied at 1, the Brewers broke through against reliever Manuel Corpas (1-4), who allowed all five runs while facing five batters without retiring any of them.
Trevor Hoffman (2-4) pitched a scoreless eighth inning for the win.
Starters Randy Wolf of the Brewers and Aaron Cook each pitched well and left with nearly identical lines — one run and three hits in seven innings, with four walks. Cook struck out five, Wolf fanned two.
George Kottaras doubled to start the Milwaukee ninth inning, and Alcides Escobar reached when Corpas fielded his sacrifice and threw late to third. Pinch-hitter Joe Inglett's walk set up successive doubles by Weeks and Hart, which chased Corpas.
Prince Fielder greeted Juan Rincon with an RBI double to finish the burst, which gave the Brewers' just their second win in the past 13 games at Coors Field and snapped a five-game losing streak at Colorado.
The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Rockies, who were denied in a bid to go a season-high five games over .500.
Brad Hawpe homered for the Rockies in the second. The Brewers tied it in the third when Cook walked Wolf and leadoff man Rickie Weeks and Hart singled.
NOTES: RHP Todd Coffey (thumb) was reinstated from the disabled list Sunday, and the Brewers made room for him on the roster by outrighting RHP Chris Smith to Triple-A Nashville. ... Rockies RHP Huston Street rejoined the club after completing a rehab assignment with Triple-A Colorado Springs. Manager Jim Tracy said a decision on when to activate him from the disabled list could be made Tuesday, but that in any case Street would be used on a spot basis out of the bullpen rather than return immediately to the closer role.
Last updated: 2:02 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012