Brewers sweep Mets in doubleheaderWisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Brewers swept a double-header over the Mets in New York last night, winning the first game 8-7 and the nightcap 3-1.
NEW YORK CITY - The Milwaukee Brewers swept a double-header over the Mets in New York last night, winning the first game 8-7 and the nightcap 3-1.
The two teams banged out 29 hits in the opener, and the Brewers had 16 of them. Milwaukee blew a 6-nothing lead as the Mets went up by one in the fourth inning. But the Brewers scored twice in the eighth to win it, as Prince Fielder singled home the deciding run. Fielder went 3-for-5 in the opener with a pair of RBI’s. Yovani Gallardo lasted just three-and-a-third innings in his final start of the year. Carlos Villanueva got the win by pitching a scoreless seventh. He’s now 2-and-0. John Axford threw a perfect ninth for his 23rd save. Manny Acosta took the loss, and is now 3-2.
In the nightcap, Ryan Braun had the game-winning hit with a two-run double in the eighth inning. It put Milwaukee up 3-0 at that point, and Ike Davis hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth to give the Mets their only run. Dave Bush got the win, giving up three hits in six scoreless innings. He also drove in Milwaukee’s first run with a single. Bush is now 8-13. Trevor Hoffman threw a perfect ninth for his 601st career save and is 10th of the year. R.A. Dickey took the loss, giving up one run in seven innings. He’s 11-9.
The sweep moved the Brewers into a fourth-place tie with Houston in the National League Central, and they’re now three games of the fifth-place Cubs. The Brewers will close out their series in New York tonight. Left-hander Chris Narveson will face Mets’ right-hander Dillon Gee.