Milwaukee at Florida

W: D. Bush (1-1) L: S. Mitre (0-2)
S: F. Cordero (3)
HR: MIL - R. Weeks (2)   FLA - M. Cabrera (5), J. Borchard (2)

Brewers prevail, complete Wednesday sweep over Marlins

CBS wire reports

MIAMI -- Rickie Weeks started the go-ahead rally in the opener, then provided most of the offense in the second game.

Weeks scored on Prince Fielder's 13th-inning single as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Florida Marlins 3-2 in the completion of a suspended game. He then homered, tripled and scored three runs in a 5-2 victory in Wednesday night's scheduled game.

Milwaukee had lost nine in a row to the Marlins before winning two straight.

"Huge, huge wins," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said. "We're coming into their park, which is a very hard place for opponents to come in and play, and we take two from them. That's huge. You're battling rain, humidity and heat, which all works in their favor down here, and we take the series."

Tuesday's game was suspended with the score 2-2 after 10 innings and three rain delays that totaled 1 hour, 42 minutes. Before this year, it would have become an official tie game and would have been replayed from the start. But under a rules change made during the offseason, it was picked up where the teams left off.

In the second game, Dave Bush (1-1) allowed one run and 10 hits in six innings, and Cordero pitched the ninth for his third save.

"I battled myself a little bit, but I was able to use all my pitches effectively," Bush said. "I got through the first few innings and threw strikes, and I got some quick outs which helped."

Sergio Mitre (0-2) allowed four runs in six innings for the Marlins.

"I didn't do good, but I didn't do bad either," Mitre said. "I struggled and gave up 10 hits. I was battling out there just trying to keep us in the ball game."

Weeks hit a two-run homer in the third inning for a 3-0 lead. Following a triple in the sixth, Weeks scored to make it 4-0 on a single by J.J. Hardy.

"I kind of got warmed up in the first game and then started taking it real seriously in the second game," Weeks said.

With Florida trailing by four runs, Miguel Cabrera homered in the sixth, his fourth of the season, and Joe Borchard added a solo home run in the seventh to pull within two runs before being shut down by the Milwaukee bullpen.


  • Fielder has a career-best nine-game hitting streak and is batting .297.
  • Milwaukee had at least one runner in the first seven innings of the second game.
  • Marlins SS Hanley Ramirez missed his third straight game with a hamstring injury.
  • After the second game, the Marlins optioned RHP Lee Gardner to Albuquerque (Triple-A) to make room for LHP Taylor Tankersley, who was activated from the 15-day DL.
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If anyone deserves a hug it's Francisco Cordero, who racks up two saves vs. Florida -- on the same day.  (AP)
If anyone deserves a hug it's Francisco Cordero, who racks up two saves vs. Florida -- on the same day. (AP)

Players of the Game

J. Willingham
AB 4
R 0
H 2
HR 0

J. Hardy
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 0

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