Rickie Weeks leads charge as Brewers win series in Cincinnati
What a day for Rickie 'I do it all 52' Weeks. The Brewers second baseman tied a career-high for hits today with four while he drove in two runs and scored one himself. Weeks also had a play in twelve of Cincinnati's 27 outs.
The Brew Crew scored their six runs with just three extra-base hits, all doubles. That's right Zero, Nada, Zilch in the home run department. Milwaukee also had two stolen bases as Corey Hart took third and Mike Cameron took second in a double-steal in the sixth inning. Both of them would come in to score when Jason Kendall hit a single off of Homer Bailey's glove and slowly rolled into shallow right, as the infield was pulled in. The Kendall single made it 6-3.
The Reds got on the board first behind starter Bailey, now 0-6, when Jay Bruce hit an RBI-ground out to second to score Jolbert Cabrera. Bruce also hit his second four-bagger of the series with a two-run shot in the third inning.
Milwaukee responded nicely though in the top of the second when they plated three runs to go up 3-1. Bill Hall drew a one-out walk and then scored when center fielder Mike Cameron hit a double to the corner in left. Catcher Jason Kendall followed the double with a walk of his own. Cameron and Kendall advanced when pitcher Jeff Suppan sacrificed to the pitcher. Weeks then hit a single to right center to score Cameron and Kendall.
The Brewers will now have an off-day on Thursday before they go back home to send CC Sabathia (5-0, 1.88 ERA) to the mound in the series-opener against Washington. The Nationals series in Milwaukee is a four-game set. While Milwaukee hosts the Nationals, the division-leading Cubs will battle the St. Louis Cardinals. The visiting Nationals will send Collin Balester (2-3, 4.55 ERA) to the mound.
As a note, in the month of July, Sabathia won the NL Pitcher of the Month while left fielder Ryan Braun won NL Player of the Month.
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