Carlos Gomez swipes 3 bases as Brewers beat Rockies

BY foxsports • July 28, 2013

DENVER (AP) -- Carlos Gomez had two hits and three of Milwaukee's five stolen bases, Juan Francisco and Jonathan Lucroy homered and the Brewers held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on a rainy Saturday night.

Milwaukee's Jean Segura had two hits and two RBI before leaving with tightness in his right forearm.

Troy Tulowitzki homered among his three hits and Wilin Rosario also went deep for the Rockies.

The Brewers were three outs from winning when the rain picked up and caused a 1-hour, 45-minute delay in the middle of the ninth inning. Jim Henderson then retired the Rockies in over for his 12th save.

It made a winner out of Tom Gorzelanny (2-4), allowed four runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings. He was sharp early, giving up just three hits and not allowing a runner to second through the first five innings as the Brewers built a six-run lead.

Gorzelanny then ran into trouble in the sixth when the rain started falling. DJ LeMahieu doubled with one out and scored on Tulowitzki's single to center. Michael Cuddyer walked and Rosario followed with his 14th homer to make it 6-4 and chase Gorzelanny.

It was a rough start for Colorado's Collin McHugh, called up before the game to replace lefty Drew Pomeranz -- who went on the 15-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis Friday.

McHugh (0-2), vying to make a case to be the Rockies' No. 5 starter, gave up six runs and nine hits in five innings.

The Brewers jumped on him in the first inning, scoring three times on four hits. Rickie Weeks, Lucroy and Caleb Gindl all doubled in the inning to give Milwaukee the early lead.

They made it 4-0 in the second when Norichika Aoki singled with two outs, stole second and scored on Segura's single up the middle.

It was 6-0 after Francisco hit his 13th homer in the third.

The Brewers got a scare when Segura was hit on the right forearm swinging at a pitch in the fourth. He went down in pain but stayed in the game after a Brewers trainer checked him over.

He was replaced by Jeff Bianchi in the bottom of the sixth after experiencing tightness in his forearm.

Lucroy hit his 15th homer in the seventh to give the Brewers a three-run cushion. The Rockies threatened bottom of the seventh but reliever Brandon Kintzler got LeMahieu to ground into an inning-ending double play.

Tulowitzki led off the eighth with his 18th to make it 7-5.

NOTES: Colorado OF Carlos Gonzalez (sprained right middle finger) was out of the lineup for the second straight game. He is considered day-to-day. ... The Rockies optioned RHP Mitchell Boggs to Triple-A to make room for McHugh. ... Brewers RHP Marco Estrada (strained left hamstring) threw a bullpen session Friday and will make a rehab start Monday. He has been on the 15-day DL since June 4. ... The Brewers will send RHP Donovan Hand (0-2) against Colorado's Jhoulys Chacin (9-5) in the final of the three-game series.