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Brewers Win Game Two, Lose Ramirez To Hamstring Injury


After a tough loss Friday, the Milwaukee Brewers responded with a win in game two 5-4 Saturday.

Milwaukee hit three long balls off former teammate CC Sabathia, who made his return back to Miller Park since pitching the Brewers to a NL Wild Card berth in 2008. Carlos Gomez hit the first home run off the windows in the second deck measuring 462ft. After the Yankees took the lead in the top of the third inning, the Brewers connected on back-to-back home runs from Jonathan Lucroy and Aramis Ramirez to regain the lead 4-2. It marked the first time this season the Brewers went back-to-back.

Ramirez had two hits in two at-bats and was looking like a breakout game was happening until a hamstring injury took him out of the game. According to Manager Ron Roenicke, Ramirez said he heard a pop. It happened in the field in the fourth inning when making a play to his left. The news is undetermined, but a stint on disabled list is likely.

Aramis Ramirez Discussing Injury

Starting pitchers Kyle Lohse and Sabathia each took no-decisions. Lohse also received a quality start making it the 28th team quality start by the Brewers starting rotation, which is best in the Majors. The final stat line for Lohse was six innings, three runs, two strikeouts.

Kyle Lohse Talks Quality Start

After Lohse was pulled, in line for a win, Tyler Thornburg came on, but failed to record an out allowing two runners to reach. Zach Duke was next out of the pen and entered in a tight spot and prevented the Yankees from having a big inning. Duke worked out of the jam despite allowing a seeing-eyed single from pinch hitter Alfonso Soriano to allow the score to get tied 4-4. The run was charged to Thornburg.

Zach Duke Discussing Win

The game remained tied until the bottom of the inning. Lucroy reached on a double and then advanced to third on a balk by Yankees relief pitcher Alfredo Aceves. Rickie Weeks followed up with a two out single scoring Lucroy giving the Brewers the lead for good 5-4.

Offensively, the Brewers finished with ten hits. Ramirez, Lucroy and Weeks each had two hits.

After Duke got the Brewers out of the jam and the Brewers took the lead Will Smith entered and did pretty much what he has done all year and that was pitching lights out. Smith went through the Yankees in order before giving way to Francisco Rodriquez allowing him to record his 15th consecutive save.

Will Smith Talks Outing

The rubber match of the series is Sunday with first pitch at 1:05PM. Matt Garza will get the start against David Phelps. Derek Jeter will play his final game at Miller Park and the Brewers have special ceremony dedicated to Jeter. Every fan in attendance will also receive a Lohse bobblehead.


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