Saturday, March 30, 2013

Brewers hit 30 win mark. Drop Cleveland 3-1


Game 1 Milwaukee 4 Cleveland 1
WP: Andy Replogle (2-2, 3.26 ERA)
LP: David Clyde (0-3, 3.31 ERA)
SV: Bill Castro (6)
MVP: Andy Replogle

Andre Thornton hits home run #12 on the season for Cleveland but game MVP Andy Replogle pretty much controlled the Indians beyond that.  Milwaukee's 12 hits included Don Money's 3-4 and Robin Younts 3-3 performances.  Yount finally broke out of his slump and is currently hitting .219.  The Brewers  have now strung together 9 straight wins.

Game 2 Milwaukee 5 Cleveland 4
WP: Eduardo Rodriguez (4-1, 2.94 ERA)
LP: Dennis Kinney (2-2, BS 3, 3.26 ERA)
MVP: Sal Bando

Sal Bando hits a 2 run home run in the bottom of the ninth as the Brewers sneak past Cleveland 5-4.  Cleveland's Mike Paxton left the game after 7 2/3 innings with a 1 run lead and put the ball into the hands of Dennis Kinney to close things out.  But the Brewers took advantage of a leadoff walk and then a  homer by Bando to steal the game.  Rick Manning hits his 1st homer of the season for Cleveland.  Sixto Lezcano also went yard along with Bando for Milwaukee.

Game 3 Milwaukee 9 Cleveland 2
WP: Mike Caldwell (5-3, 4.14 ERA)
LP: Rick Wise (4-5, 2.52 ERA)
MVP: Robin Yount

A 5 run 8th inning for Milwaukee put the nail in the coffin as the Indians had no chance of a comeback.  The Brewers batted around the order in the 8th recording 4 singles and 2 walks in the process of racking up the 5 runs.  The win is the Brewers 11th straight.  Dick Davis (2nd) and Mike Pruitt (3rd) hit home runs for Milwaukee and Cleveland respectively.

Game 4 Milwaukee 2 Cleveland 7
WP: Don Hood (4-4, 2.91 ERA)
LP: Bill Travers (1-2, 6.00ERA)
MVP: Don Hood

The second game of the double header saw Milwaukee's win streak end at 11 games as Cleveland blasted the Brewers for 14 hits en route to a 7-2 win over the Brewers.  A 4 run 2nd inning gave the Indians a nice comfortable lead but the Tribe continued to beat the war drums racking up 3 more before games end.  Paul Dade hit his 1st homer of the season for Cleveland while Milwaukee's Don Money belted his 6th.  The loss drops Milwaukee's overall record to 30-20 while Cleveland improves to 20-29.

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