Rookie right-hander Mike Fiers took a perfect game into the 7th inning last
night, but had to settle for a 3-1 Milwaukee Brewers win over the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park.
Fiers had retired 18-straight hitters before Zach Cozart broke up his bid for perfection with a leadoff double in the seventh.
Fiers did collect himself and finish off the inning. He also worked the 8th as well, striking out pinch-hitter Ryan Ludwig to get out of a jam.
Fiers improved to 6-4 with the win, lowering his ERA to 1.80. He ended up allowing 1-run on 3-hits while striking out 7 and walking nobody.
Aramis Ramirez clubbed a 2-run home run off of Reds starter Johnny Queto and Brewers rookie Jim Henderson pitched the 9th for his first save.
The Brewers captured the first two games in the series. They’ll shoot for the sweep this afternoon at Miller Park.