Milwaukee at Florida

W: B. Moehler (7-8) L: D. Bush (9-10)
S: J. Borowski (30)
HR: MIL - B. Hall (29)   FLA - None

Marlins rally past Brewers to win fifth straight game

CBS wire reports

MIAMI -- Joe Borowski pitched a perfect ninth, and the Florida Marlins' other relievers were pretty good, too.

The bullpen limited Milwaukee to one hit and no runs in seven innings Friday night, and the Marlins rallied for their fifth consecutive victory, 6-5.

Brian Moehler (7-8) pitched four innings, Taylor Tankersley escaped a jam in the eighth and Borowski closed out the victory for his 30th save in 33 chances.

"We dug ourselves a hole early, but the bullpen was outstanding," manager Joe Girardi said.

Mike Jacobs doubled home a run in the first, then hit a two-run double in the third to help the Marlins overcome a 5-2 deficit.

"The whole year we've never really let a lead get us down," Jacobs said.

Florida starter Ricky Nolasco gave up seven hits and five runs in two-plus innings before departing with leg cramps, but the Brewers went hitless in the final 6 1/3 innings. Their best scoring chance against the bullpen came in the eighth, when pinch-hitter Jeff Cirillo popped out with two on to end the inning.

"Their pitching shut us down from the third inning on," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said.

Borowski converted his 10th consecutive save chance to reach the 30-save milestone for the second time. Hampered by injuries in 2004-05, he had no saves last season.

"A couple of years ago I didn't know if I'd have an opportunity again to do something like this," he said. "It's very gratifying."

David Bush (9-10) twice failed to hold a lead, allowing eight hits and six runs in five innings. He hit two batters -- both scored -- to take over the major league lead with 17 hit batsmen.

Milwaukee's Bill Hall hit his 29th home run, but the Brewers fell to 23-40 on the road at the start of a seven-game trip. The game was the first between the teams this season, and the first of seven over the next 10 days.

Florida went ahead to stay with four runs in the third.

"That turned the game around right there," Bush said. "I'm disappointed I let the offense down. They did a good job to give me a lead to work with. I just couldn't hold it."

With the bases loaded, left fielder Gabe Gross got a poor jump on a deep fly by Jacobs, which landed near the scoreboard for a two-run double. The tying run came home when Miguel Olivo grounded into a fielder's choice, and Jeremy Hermida followed with a two-out, run-scoring single.

The Brewers, coming off a three-game sweep of Colorado, started fast by scoring in the first three innings. Laynce Nix's two-out RBI single in the first put them ahead.

Florida took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the inning. Miguel Cabrera's RBI groundout scored one run, and Josh Willingham and Jacobs followed with back-to-back doubles.

Mike Rivera's RBI single in the second made it 2-all, and Milwaukee went ahead with three runs in the third. Prince Fielder led off with a walk, and Hall homered. Nix reached on an infield single, took second on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Gross, ending Nolasco's outing.


  • The game marked the start of a stretch where the Marlins play 20 games in 20 days.
  • C Rivera threw out three of four runners trying to steal. ... Bush fell to 3-6 on the road with an ERA of 6.09.
  • Borowski became the seventh Marlins pitcher to record 30 saves.
  • Despite the leg cramps, Nolasco said he would be fine to make his next scheduled start.
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Players of the Game

M. Jacobs
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0

B. Hall
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1

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Milwaukee Brewers
Corey Hart, RF5000022 .268
Tony Graffanino, 2B5110001 .282
Prince Fielder, 1B3100210 .280
Bill Hall, SS4112012 .271
Laynce Nix, CF3121000 .157
   a- Brady Clark, PH-CF0000100 .270
Gabe Gross, LF4011003 .269
David Bell, 3B4110011 .269
Mike Rivera, C2021100 .318
Dave Bush, P1000001 .180
   b- Geoff Jenkins, PH1000000 .251
    Geremi Gonzalez, P0000000 .000
   c- Jeff Cirillo, PH1000002 .329
    Brian Shouse, P0000000 .000
a-walked for Nix in the 8th
b-grounded out for Bush in the 6th
c-popped out for Gonzalez in the 8th
2B - David Bell (21, Nolasco)
HR - Bill Hall (29, Nolasco)
SH - Dave Bush (6)
RBI - Bill Hall 2 (69), Laynce Nix (9), Gabe Gross (37), Mike Rivera (11)
2-OUT RBI - Laynce Nix (3)
Team LOB - 7
E - Bill Hall (14, )
Milwaukee Brewers
Dave Bush (L,9-10) 5866150 4.89
Geremi Gonzalez 2100010 4.61
Brian Shouse 1100010 2.12
HBP - H. Ramirez (by Dave Bush), Willingham (by Dave Bush)
Pitches-Strikes - Dave Bush 78-56, Geremi Gonzalez 27-18, Brian Shouse 12-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dave Bush 6-2, Geremi Gonzalez 2-3, Brian Shouse 1-0
Batters Faced - Dave Bush 24, Geremi Gonzalez 7, Brian Shouse 3
Florida Marlins
Hanley Ramirez, SS3100011 .275
Dan Uggla, 2B3120110 .290
Miguel Cabrera, 3B4110002 .341
Josh Willingham, LF3211000 .268
Mike Jacobs, 1B3023010 .271
   a- Wes Helms, PH-1B1000000 .289
Miguel Olivo, C4111021 .287
Jeremy Hermida, RF4021010 .259
Alfredo Amezaga, CF2010001 .266
Ricky Nolasco, P1000010 .200
    Brian Moehler, P1000000 .077
   b- Joe Borchard, PH1000001 .221
    Taylor Tankersley, P0000000 .000
    Sergio Mitre, P0000000 .167
    Joe Borowski, P0000000 .000
a-grounded out for Jacobs in the 8th
b-grounded out for Moehler in the 6th
2B - Miguel Cabrera (43, Bush), Josh Willingham (22, Bush), Mike Jacobs 2 (34, Bush, Bush)
SH - Alfredo Amezaga (6)
RBI - Josh Willingham (60), Mike Jacobs 3 (64), Miguel Olivo (47), Jeremy Hermida (26)
2-OUT RBI - Josh Willingham (20), Mike Jacobs (28), Jeremy Hermida (11)
SB - Hanley Ramirez (41, 2nd base off Bush/Rivera)
CS - Dan Uggla (6, 2nd base by Bush/Rivera), Miguel Olivo (3, 3rd base by Shouse/Rivera), Alfredo Amezaga (9, 2nd base by Bush/Rivera)
Team LOB - 4
DP - H. Ramirez-Uggla-Jacobs
Florida Marlins
Ricky Nolasco 2755221 4.45
Brian Moehler (W,7-8) 4100110 6.10
Taylor Tankersley (H,15) 1000010 3.00
Sergio Mitre (H,2) 1000100 4.95
Joe Borowski (S,30) 1000010 3.17
HBP - Rivera (by Sergio Mitre)
WP - Ricky Nolasco (7)
Pitches-Strikes - Ricky Nolasco 60-37, Brian Moehler 41-29, Taylor Tankersley 9-6, Sergio Mitre 20-11, Joe Borowski 12-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ricky Nolasco 2-2, Brian Moehler 4-6, Taylor Tankersley 1-1, Sergio Mitre 1-2
Batters Faced - Ricky Nolasco 15, Brian Moehler 13, Taylor Tankersley 3, Sergio Mitre 5, Joe Borowski 3
Game Information
Attendance - 13447
Game Time - 2:47
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Larry Vanover, First Base - Greg Gibson, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Paul Nauert