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Colorado at Milwaukee

W: C. Capuano (11-8) L: A. Cook (8-12)
S: F. Cordero (16)
HR: COL - M. Holliday (23)   MIL - None

Brewers 4, Rockies 1

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

MILWAUKEE -- For Milwaukee manager Ned Yost, it's more important to play winning baseball than worry about the NL wild card.

Chris Capuano won for the first time since July 6, and the Brewers beat Colorado 4-1 Tuesday night to send the fading Rockies to their fourth straight loss.

"We've still got some work ahead of us," Yost said. "We got to get to .500 first before we can focus on the rest of that stuff. We're focused on winning."

Milwaukee (60-65) trails Cincinnati, the NL wild-card leader, by 5½ games. Colorado (59-66) is 6½ back of the Reds.

"We've been kind of spinning our wheels a little bit for the last month," Capuano said. "We're just hoping to be the team that really makes that outstanding run, because that's what it's going to take to pull ahead."

Colorado, which has dropped into last place in the NL West, has lost 11 of 16 and is 5-16 on the road since the All-Star break.

"Offensively, we were challenged by a lot of people," manager Clint Hurdle said. "We've got to find a way to throw a punch back. We have to throw a team punch back tomorrow."

Laynce Nix, making his second start in center since being recalled Aug. 18 from Triple-A Nashville, had two hits and three RBI for the Brewers.

Capuano (11-8) gave up three hits in six scoreless innings. He escaped a bases-loaded, no-outs jam in the fourth when Yorvit Torrealba popped out, Ryan Spilborghs lined to third baseman David Bell and Luis Gonzalez hit a roller back to mound.

"He got himself in trouble. He got himself out of trouble," Hurdle said. "We weren't able to capitalize."

Selected for the NL All-Star team after the New York Mets' Tom Glavine bowed out because of an injury, Capuano had been 0-4 with three no decisions in his previous seven starts.

"The four or five starts prior to this one, I felt like I had thrown the ball well," Capuano said. "If I'm throwing the ball well and keeping the team in the game, that gives me satisfaction."

Jose Capellan followed Capuano with two scoreless innings, striking out his last five batters.

Matt Holliday homered off of Derrick Turnbow in the ninth, prompting boos from the crowd. After Garrett Atkins struck out, Torrealba lined a single up the middle that finished Turnbow's appearance.

Francisco Cordero got two outs for his 10th save in 10 chances since the Brewers acquired him from Texas on July 28, completing a five-hitter.

Aaron Cook (8-12) allowed three runs -- two earned -- and seven hits in six innings. He is 2-5 in his last 10 starts.

Nix doubled in a run in the first, hit a two-out RBI single in the fifth and added an RBI groundout in the seventh. Milwaukee acquired Nix, Cordero and Kevin Mench from Texas for Carlos Lee and Nelson Cruz.

Milwaukee took a 2-0 lead in the first when Tony Graffanino tripled, Bill Hall hit an RBI grounder and Nix followed with a run-scoring double.

"I could have got out of the first inning better, but that's part of baseball," Cook said.


Graffanino's triple was his first of the season. ... The two-base throwing error on Todd Helton's grounder to third in the fourth inning snapped Hall's 35-game errorless streak. ... Spilborghs made a great diving catch on Kevin Mench's liner to right, ending the seventh. ... The Rockies took two of three from the Brewers when the teams met at Denver from July 31-Aug. 2. The Brewers have won nine of the last 13 meetings at Milwaukee.

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Players of the Game

L. Nix
AB 4
R 0
H 2
HR 0

C. Capuano
IP 6.0
H 3
ER 0
BB 3
K 3

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Colorado Rockies
Jamey Carroll, 2B4000010 .295
Clint Barmes, SS4000010 .231
Todd Helton, 1B4010010 .293
Matt Holliday, LF2121200 .330
Garrett Atkins, 3B3000123 .304
Yorvit Torrealba, C4010014 .267
Ryan Spilborghs, CF-RF4010004 .274
Luis Gonzalez, RF2000004 .245
   a- Cory Sullivan, PH-CF2000011 .278
Aaron Cook, P2000010 .065
   b- Choo Freeman, PH1000010 .245
    Ramon Ramirez, P0000000 .500
    Tom Martin, P0000000 .000
    Manuel Corpas, P0000000 .000
    Jeremy Affeldt, P0000000 .000
a-struck out for Gonzalez in the 7th
b-struck out for Cook in the 7th
2B - Todd Helton (28, Capuano)
HR - Matt Holliday (23, Turnbow)
RBI - Matt Holliday (72)
Team LOB - 7
DP - Cook-Torrealba-Helton, Atkins-Carroll-Helton
E - Garrett Atkins (17, )
Colorado Rockies
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Ramon Ramirez 0.1111200 3.04
Tom Martin 0.1000000 4.27
Manuel Corpas 0.1000000 2.35
Jeremy Affeldt 1000010 5.42
IBB - Fielder by Aaron Cook, by Gross, Hall by Ramon Ramirez
Pitches-Strikes - Aaron Cook 92-52, Ramon Ramirez 17-5, Tom Martin 3-2, Manuel Corpas 1-1, Jeremy Affeldt 14-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Cook 7-7, Ramon Ramirez 1-0, Tom Martin 1-0, Jeremy Affeldt 2-0
Batters Faced - Aaron Cook 27, Ramon Ramirez 4, Tom Martin 1, Manuel Corpas 1, Jeremy Affeldt 3
Milwaukee Brewers
Corey Hart, RF3000100 .280
Tony Graffanino, 2B3210101 .287
Prince Fielder, 1B3220100 .281
Bill Hall, SS3021100 .269
Laynce Nix, CF4023001 .150
Gabe Gross, LF2000112 .264
   a- Kevin Mench, PH-LF1000002 .278
David Bell, 3B4000001 .268
Damian Miller, C4010000 .253
Chris Capuano, P2000011 .113
   b- Geoff Jenkins, PH1000010 .251
    Jose Capellan, P0000000 .000
   c- Brady Clark, PH1000010 .269
    Derrick Turnbow, P0000000 .000
    Francisco Cordero, P0000000 .000
a-lined out for Gross in the 7th
b-struck out for Capuano in the 6th
c-struck out for Capellan in the 8th
2B - Prince Fielder (27, Ramirez), Bill Hall (30, Cook), Laynce Nix (2, Cook)
3B - Tony Graffanino (1, Cook)
RBI - Bill Hall (65), Laynce Nix 3 (7)
2-OUT RBI - Laynce Nix (1)
Team LOB - 8
DP - Capuano-Hall-Graffanino-Fielder
E - Bill Hall (13, )
Milwaukee Brewers
Chris Capuano (W,11-8) 6300330 3.55
Jose Capellan (H,14) 2000050 3.88
Derrick Turnbow 0.1211011 6.27
Francisco Cordero (S,16) 0.2000000 3.82
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Capuano 106-63, Jose Capellan 27-20, Derrick Turnbow 18-12, Francisco Cordero 8-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Capuano 5-10
Batters Faced - Chris Capuano 24, Jose Capellan 6, Derrick Turnbow 3, Francisco Cordero 2
Game Information
Attendance - 25158
Game Time - 2:51
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - Andy Fletcher, First Base - Mike Reilly, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg