Brewers topple to Rockies at Miller Park
The Brewers blew a 2-0 lead in the seventh inning Tuesday, and lost to the Colorado Rockies 3-2 at Miller Park.
The Rockies scored all their runs in the seventh, capped by a sacrifice fly from Clint Barmes.
The Brewers jumped out in front early, as Craig Counsell hit a lead-off triple and J.J. Hardy drove him home on a ground-out.
Mat Gamel made it 2-nothing in the second with a homer.
But the final 16 Milwaukee batters were shut down in order by Rockies' starter Jason Hammel and three relievers.
And the Brewers were out-hit 10-5.
Hammel got the win, giving up two runs on five hits in six innings. He struck out five, as he improved his record to 3-3.
Huston Street threw a perfect ninth inning for his 10th save.
Todd Coffey took the loss in relief of Braden Looper, who struck out seven in six-plus innings while giving up two runs on seven hits.
Coffey is now 1-1.
Dexter Fowler doubled twice for the Rockies, who have won six straight games for the first time since September of 2007.
The Brewers have lost five of their last eight, and they now hold a 2.5 game in the National League Central over three teams - the Cubs, Cincinnati and St. Louis.
The Brewers and Rockies will play again tonight. Right-hander Dave Bush will face former Brewers' left-hander Jorge De La Rosa.