HRs by Gonzalez and Rosario help Millwood beat Brewers
gave the Colorado Rockies another good start, and and homered in a 6-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Rockies won for the first time in five games at Miller Park this season and split the two-game series.
Millwood, who is 3-2 with a 3.68 ERA in seven starts, allowed two runs and four hits in six innings with two walks and two strikeouts.
The Rockies packed their six runs into three consecutive innings, beginning with the third. Thomas Field opened that inning with his first major league hit, a single to right. Millwood put down a sacrifice bunt on an 0-2 pitch.
hit a ball back to pitcher Shawn Marcum, and Field was out in a 1-5-6-2 rundown that enabled Fowler to reach second. He scored when singled up the middle, and Carlos Gonzalez followed with his 26th homer.
With one out in the fourth, Wilin Rosario drove Marcum’s first pitch into the left field seats for his second homer. The Rockies tacked on two more runs in the fifth when Fowler led off with a single and dashed to third on Ellis’ hit-and-run single. Gonzalez hit a sacrifice fly, andfollowed with a double. When second baseman Rickie Weeks didn’t handle right fielder’s Cory Hart’s throw, Ellis scored.
The Brewers scored a run in the first when Hart led off with a triple, the ball bouncing away fromin the left field corner, and scored Nyjer Morgan’s ground out. That was all Millwood allowed the Brewers until the sixth when he gave up two singles and a run scored on a wild pitch, a ball that catcher Rosario should have blocked. Instead, he came up too early, and the ball went through his legs.
Aftergave up consecutive one-out singles in the eighth, putting runners on first and third, struck out Prince Fielder and got Jerry Hairston Jr. to ground out.
_ Millwood got nine ground ball outs in six innings. He’s 2-1 with a 2.49 ERA in four starts on the road. The two walks are the most Millwood has issued in any of his seven starts with the Rockies. He had allowed four walks in his previous 38 innings and no walks in 12 2/3 innings in his past two starts.
_ Gonzalez’s three RBI gave him 92 for the season. He has 14 games remaining to get the eight RBI he needs to reach 100 for the second straight season.
_ In his past 15 games since Aug. 9, Brothers has made 14 scoreless appearances and hitters are 6-for-43 (.140). During that stretch, which totals 12 1/3 innings, Brothers has five walks and 17 strikeouts.
_ Ellis extended his hitting streak to seven games (11-for-28) and had his second four-hit game with the Rockies. The other was Aug. 24 at Coors Field against the Astros.