Rickie Weeks had three hits, including a leadoff home run, Aramis Ramirez clubbed a 2-run shot and Scooter Gennett added a pinch hit two-run home run as the Milwaukee Brewers knocked off the Colorado Rockies 7-4. The Brewers swept the Rockies in Denver this week and added their 4th straight win against Colorado last night.
Wily Peralta (9-5) allowed three straight singles in the fourth before Ryan Wheeler hit a grand slam that gave the Rockies a 4-3 lead. But Peralta settled down and the Brewers re-took the lead in the fifth. Rickie Weeks doubled and scored on Jonathan Lucroy’s single. A sacrifice fly by Khris Davis put the Brewers ahead 5-4. Scooter Gennett’s home run in the 8th gave the Brewers the final margin of victory.
Peralta won his fifth consecutive start for the Brewers. He gave up four runs and eight hits in six innings. He struck out seven and walked two in his second win over the Rockies in less than a week.
Francisco Rodriguez earned his major league-leading 26th save and the 330th of his career, tying him with John Wetteland for 12th on the all-time list.
Kyle Lohse (9-2, 3.20) pitches game two of the series tonight against the Rockies Tyler Matzek (1-2, 5.19).