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Fielder's 2-run HR in 14th puts Brewers past Rockies

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MILWAUKEE -- Prince Fielder finally got to sleep about 90 minutes after the sun rose on Friday. No doubt he'll sleep well after providing the biggest hit for a Milwaukee club that just wouldn't give up.

Fielder smacked a 450-foot two-run homer in the bottom of the 14th inning, rallying the travel-weary Brewers to a 7-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

After Ryan Braun was walked by Felipe Paulino (0-4) with one out, Fielder drove a pitch deep to right field for the game-winner after Milwaukee had previously erased deficits of 2-1, 4-2, 5-4 and finally 6-5.

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"It's hard on your heart, but it's a lot of fun, especially when you get the win," Fielder said.

Fielder was mobbed at home plate as teammates came streaming out of the dugout almost as soon as he made contact.

"It was kind of frustrating overall, with everything that was happening. Braunie got that walk and we had the opportunity to score," Fielder said. "I was just trying to get a fastball and put good wood on it."

The Brewers have won eight of their last 11, but appeared to be on the short end of this one when Dexter Fowler drove in the go-ahead run with a bloop single off Mike McClendon (1-0) earlier in the top of the 14th. McClendon appeared to have a sure double play earlier in the inning go awry when shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt bobbled the grounder.

"We had a chance to win it three different times, and they kept answering," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said.

Milwaukee started this nine-game homestand off in a big way after Fielder's 10th homer of the year. The Brewers got back to Milwaukee after 5 a.m. following a loss in San Diego and needed four hours, 35 minutes to settle this one.

Injured reserve outfielder Nyjer Morgan posted on Twitter earlier in the day he felt like a "zombee" and put up a picture of the sunrise that greeted the Brewers back in Milwaukee.

Fielder said he got to bed a little after 7 a.m., sleeping "in and out" for six hours.

"But it's all good," he said, smiling. "I've got a job to do."

Betancourt homered in the 13th to tie it after Seth Smith had put Colorado ahead 5-4 on a two-out triple, setting the stage for Fielder's big hit.

The Rockies didn't have left fielder Carlos Gonzalez (groin) and first baseman Todd Helton (back) in the starting lineup, but the replacements hardly missed a beat.

Jason Giambi homered one night after hitting three and driving in seven runs against the Phillies, and Ty Wigginton scored twice. Colorado starter Jason Hammel added the first homer of his career, a two-run shot, but the Rockies' bullpen couldn't hold multiple leads.

Neither team got a runner in scoring position in the ninth, 10th, 11th or 12th innings, but both sides benefited from strong defensive plays in the 11th.

Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks ranged far to his right to snag a grounder by Jose Lopez and throw him out at first. In the bottom of the inning, Fowler, in center, was credited with a diving catch off of a liner, though replays showed the ball hit the grass first.

Hammel's homer gave Colorado its first lead at 2-1.

Milwaukee tied it in the fourth after two errors on one play by Lopez, the third baseman, who bobbled a grounder and threw the ball away, allowing Betancourt to score. Chris Iannetta's RBI single in the fifth and Giambi's blast in the sixth off Brewers starter Zack Greinke made it 4-2, setting the stage for yet another Milwaukee rally.

Pinch-hitter Jonathan Lucroy hit a two-out RBI single in the sixth to cut it to one and Casey McGehee led off the eighth with a homer off Rafael Betancourt.

With the late starts in San Diego, the team sent Greinke and Saturday's starter, Shaun Marcum, back to Wisconsin early to get additional rest and be ready, but the offense didn't appear to suffer early, either.

Braun's RBI groundout put Milwaukee ahead 1-0 in the first. It turned out to be the Brewers' only lead until Fielder's final shot.

"There was still energy in the dugout," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "It's a great way to end a long day."

Notes

Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki was ejected by umpire Rob Drake for arguing balls and strikes in the eighth. ... Giambi left as part of multiple changes after Tulowitzki's ejection. ... Greinke appeared to retaliate by throwing behind Tulowitzki in the sixth after Braun was hit by a pitch in the fifth. ... The Rockies recalled RHP Matt Daley from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take the spot of LHP Franklin Morales. Morales was traded to Boston for a player to be named or cash after Thursday's win over Philadelphia. ... C Mike Rivera made his first start for Milwaukee since Oct. 3, 2009. Rivera played briefly for Florida last year and spent the start of this season in Triple-A Nashville.

 
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Prince Fielder connects on a two-run homer in the 14th to give the Brewers a home win. (AP)
Prince Fielder connects on a two-run homer in the 14th to give the Brewers a home win. (AP)

Players of the Game
Milwaukee

Y. Betancourt
AB 6
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 1
Colorado

T. Wigginton
AB 6
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 0
 
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dexter Fowler, CF7011013 .241
Jonathan Herrera, 2B7010022 .279
Troy Tulowitzki, SS4010020 .247
    Ryan Spilborghs, LF3000013 .219
Jason Giambi, 1B4111011 .200
    Alfredo Amezaga, SS2110000 .300
Seth Smith, RF6031011 .310
Jose Lopez, 3B6010033 .211
Ty Wigginton, LF-1B6230011 .244
Chris Iannetta, C6121012 .226
Jason Hammel, P2112000 .176
    Matt Reynolds, P0000000 .000
    Rafael Betancourt, P0000000 .000
    Matt Lindstrom, P0000000 .000
   a- Carlos Gonzalez, PH1000000 .243
    Matt Belisle, P0000000 .000
   b- Jose Morales, PH1010000 .235
    Matt Daley, P0000000 .000
    Huston Street, P0000000 .000
   c- Jhoulys Chacin, PH1000002 .100
    Felipe Paulino, P0000000 .000
Totals566166013  
a-flied out for Lindstrom in the 10th
b-singled for Belisle in the 12th
c-hit into fielder's choice-bunting for Street in the 14th
Batting
2B - Alfredo Amezaga (1, Mitre), Seth Smith (13, Greinke), Ty Wigginton 2 (6, Greinke, Greinke)
3B - Seth Smith (2, Mitre)
HR - Jason Giambi (5, Greinke), Jason Hammel (1, Greinke)
SH - Jason Hammel (6)
RBI - Dexter Fowler (16), Jason Giambi (12), Seth Smith (19), Chris Iannetta (15), Jason Hammel 2 (3)
2-OUT RBI - Jason Giambi (10), Seth Smith (6)
CS - Seth Smith (1, 2nd base by Greinke/Rivera)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - Tulowitzki-Herrera-Giambi
E - Jose Lopez 2 (3, Throwing(Misplayed grounder allowed batter to reach, wild throw allowed run and)
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jason Hammel 6.2832210 3.59
Matt Reynolds (H,7) 0.1000010 3.38
Rafael Betancourt (BS,3) 1211021 3.79
Matt Lindstrom 1000010 1.40
Matt Belisle 2100120 3.54
Matt Daley 1000000 0.00
Huston Street (BS,2) 1211001 3.42
Felipe Paulino (BS,1; L,0-4) 0.1122101 7.36
IBB - Weeks by Jason Hammel
HBP - Braun (by Jason Hammel)
WP - Jason Hammel (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Jason Hammel 89-61, Matt Reynolds 3-3, Rafael Betancourt 19-14, Matt Lindstrom 13-8, Matt Belisle 29-20, Matt Daley 10-7, Huston Street 13-8, Felipe Paulino 10-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Hammel 13-5, Rafael Betancourt 1-0, Matt Lindstrom 1-1, Matt Belisle 2-2, Matt Daley 1-2, Huston Street 2-1, Felipe Paulino 1-0
Batters Faced - Jason Hammel 30, Matt Reynolds 1, Rafael Betancourt 5, Matt Lindstrom 3, Matt Belisle 8, Matt Daley 3, Huston Street 5, Felipe Paulino 3
Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rickie Weeks, 2B6120112 .293
Corey Hart, RF6000016 .250
Ryan Braun, LF5111100 .302
Prince Fielder, 1B7122022 .285
Casey McGehee, 3B5111103 .265
Yuniesky Betancourt, SS6231011 .232
Mike Rivera, C6020012 .333
    Wil Nieves, PR-C0000000 .162
Carlos Gomez, CF5120001 .232
Zack Greinke, P0000100 .200
   a- Jonathan Lucroy, PH1011000 .320
    LaTroy Hawkins, P0000000 .000
   b- Mark Kotsay, PH1000011 .256
    John Axford, P0000000 .000
    Kameron Loe, P0000000 .000
   c- Craig Counsell, PH1000000 .229
    Sergio Mitre, P0000000 .000
   d- Brandon Boggs, PH1000001 .167
    Mike McClendon, P0000000 .000
Totals50714647  
a-singled for Greinke in the 6th
b-struck out for Hawkins in the 8th
c-grounded out for Loe in the 11th
d-grounded out for Mitre in the 13th
Batting
2B - Rickie Weeks (10, Hammel)
HR - Prince Fielder (10, Paulino), Casey McGehee (4, Betancourt), Yuniesky Betancourt (3, Street)
SH - Corey Hart (1), Carlos Gomez (5), Zack Greinke (1)
RBI - Ryan Braun (35), Prince Fielder 2 (35), Casey McGehee (21), Yuniesky Betancourt (16), Jonathan Lucroy (17)
2-OUT RBI - Jonathan Lucroy (8)
SB - Carlos Gomez 2 (11, 2nd base off Hammel/Iannetta, 2nd base off Betancourt/Iannetta)
PK - Ryan Braun (1, Hammel)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Rivera-Weeks, McGehee-Betancourt-Fielder
E - Yuniesky Betancourt (3, Misplayed grounder)
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zack Greinke 6844092 6.43
LaTroy Hawkins 2100010 0.77
John Axford 1100010 4.19
Kameron Loe 2100020 4.50
Sergio Mitre 2311000 1.96
Mike McClendon (W,1-0) 1210000 4.15
Pitches-Strikes - Zack Greinke 91-57, LaTroy Hawkins 15-12, John Axford 13-9, Kameron Loe 22-15, Sergio Mitre 34-24, Mike McClendon 28-19
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Zack Greinke 4-3, LaTroy Hawkins 4-1, John Axford 1-1, Kameron Loe 3-1, Sergio Mitre 4-2, Mike McClendon 3-1
Batters Faced - Zack Greinke 24, LaTroy Hawkins 7, John Axford 4, Kameron Loe 7, Sergio Mitre 9, Mike McClendon 6
Game Information
Attendance - 33361
Game Time - 4:35
Temperature - 69
Umpires - Home - Rob Drake, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Bruce Dreckman, Third Base - Paul Emmel