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Brewers bomb fifth straight

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Brewers bomb fifth straight
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

The Milwaukee Brewers have lost five straight for the first time since last August, after falling at Florida Wednesday night 6-2.

Dave Bush gave up six runs in six innings in his first start since coming back from Triple-"A" Nashville.

Bush is now 0-4 and his ERA is a tad under seven.

The Brewers ended a 22-inning scoreless streak in the sixth, when Rickie Weeks hit a two-run homer, but that was their only offense.

Milwaukee only had five hits, for a total of seven in their two games with Florida.

The Marlins scored three in the third to go in front for good. Mike Jacobs hit a two-run double before leaving with a tight left quadriceps muscle. Jorge Cantu and Dan Uggla hit back to back homers off Bush in the sixth.

Hanley Ramirez went 2-2 with a pair of walks and he scored twice. Burke Badenhop earned his first Major League win with a career-high seven strikeouts in five and two thirds innings.

Milwaukee is now below .500 for the first time since last August.

They'll try to even their 16-17 record in the series finale against the Marlins tonight (Thursday). Right-hander Carlos Villanueva goes up against Florida lefty Mark Hendrickson.