Milwaukee 6, Miami 5

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, July 2, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Miller Park
Temperature - 89°
Umpires - Home Plate - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Dan Bellino, Third Base - D.J. Reyburn,
Attendance - 28674

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Miami 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 7 3
Milwaukee 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 6 8 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 38-41 22-22 16-19 L1
Milwaukee 37-42 21-19 16-23 W3

Recap


Brewers 6, Marlins 5: Pinch hitter Norichika Aoki’s RBI safety squeeze bunt broke a tie in the eighth inning as Milwaukee rallied from a 5-2 deficit to preserve Zack Greinke’s perfect record at home.

Greinke, who is 15-0 in 22 starts at Miller Park, left after six innings with the game tied at 5-5. He allowed five runs in his previous six starts at home this season.

Carlos Gomez homered and pinch hitter Travis Ishikawa delivered a two-run single for the Brewers, who have won three straight.

Justin Ruggiano homered and had a career-high four RBIs for Miami, which had its four-game winning streak snapped.

The Marlins’ Carlos Zambrano allowed five runs (three earned), five hits and walked four in six innings to remain winless in his last five starts (0-3).

After Rickie Weeks doubled against Ryan Webb (3-2) to lead off the eighth, Martin Maldonado singled to right before Aoki’s perfectly placed bunt scored Weeks.

Francisco Rodriguez (1-4) earned the victory despite allowing a single and two walks in the eighth and John Axford pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 14th save in 18 chances.

Greinke allowed two runs in the first inning on a bad-hop single by Ruggiano and three in the third when Logan Morrison doubled home Hanley Ramirez and Ruggiano followed with a two-run shot to make it 5-2.

The Brewers scored single runs in three of the first five innings. Weeks walked with the bases loaded in the first, Greinke hit a sacrifice fly in the second and Gomez homered in the fifth.

Milwaukee retied the game in the sixth inning on Ishikawa's two-out hit.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Miami’s John Buck was ejected by home plate umpire Derryl Cousins in the sixth after striking out and arguing that he didn’t swing. … The Brewers are 21-1 in Greinke’s 22 starts at Miller Park. … Greinke was trying to join the Yankees’ Johnny Allen (1932-33) and the White Sox’ LaMarr Hoyt (1980-82) as the only three pitchers since 1900 to win their first 16 home decisions. … Greinke, who allowed six hits, hasn’t lost in his last seven starts (4-0).

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   Milwaukee
Carlos Zambrano Player Zack Greinke
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 6
4.50 ERA 7.50
Hitting
Miami   Milwaukee
Justin Ruggiano Player Martin Maldonado
2 Hits 2
4 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 7 1 12 .206 15 6 5 4 0 3
Milwaukee 8 1 14 .267 13 5 6 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Miami. The Brewers have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .488 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Marlins have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .439 after a loss.