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Brewers lead cut to a half game after fourth loss

The Milwaukee Brewers' lead in the National League Central has been cut to a half-game over St. Louis.

That's after the Brewers lost their fourth straight game Saturday, 5-4 to Colorado at Miller Park.

The Rockies were up 3-0 before Milwaukee finally scored in the seventh inning.

Ryan Braun's three-run homer in the ninth got the Brewers to within one, but they could get no closer.

Brewers' manager Ken Macha kept four struggling hitters out of the lineup - Bill Hall, Corey Hart, Mike Cameron, and J.J. Hardy, but Milwaukee still managed to out-hit the Rockies 11-9.

Ian Stewart went 2-4 with a homer for the Rockies. Yovani Gallardo took the loss, falling to 6-3. He gave up two runs in five innings.

Aaron Cook got the win, giving up one run on seven hits in six-plus innings to improve to 5-3.

Huston Street earned his 12th save, despite giving up the homer to Braun.

Prince Fielder and Casey McGehee each went 2-4 with a double, as the Brewers have now lost seven of their last 10 games.

Colorado left town with a sweep and an eight-game winning streak.

The Brewers return to Interleague play tonight when they open a home series with the Chicago White Sox.

Right-hander Jeff Suppan will face Sox left-hander Clayton Richard.