Posted April 20, 2012 on AP on Fox
Twins_vs_indians_7f71
Michael Cuddyer hit a tiebreaking RBI single off closer John Axford in the ninth inning Friday night, and the Colorado Rockies held on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3. Norichika Aoki hit an inside-the-park home run for Milwaukee in the fourth, the first major league homer for the former Japanese baseball batting champion. Aoki added a double and scored a run in the sixth. Todd Helton hit his second home run of the season and Troy Tulowitzki had a single and an RBI double for the Rockies. Ryan Braun went 0 for 3 but did reach base when he was hit by a pitch. Braun is 0 for 14 in the first four games of the Brewers' current homestand. Rafael Betancourt pitched the ninth for his fourth save, leaving a runner on third base.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Brewers backup backstop can hit, too

MILWAUKEE With just two outs remaining in Tuesday nights game and the Brewers down one run with runners on first and second, manager Ron Roenicke knew he had to gamble. The Brewers were already one man down on the night, with shortstop Alex Gonzalez still on paternity leave. If Roenicke made a move, hed have to shuffle up the infield. So he made the same roll of the dice that...

Colorado Rockies let a close one get away

Lots of Monday Morning Quarterbacking with Jim TracyIt's easy to play Monday morning quarterback. It's easy to question every move a manager makes after the fact.As the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. The best managers in the world are fans who complain about what the manager did after the move he made failed. It's not an easy job, and in a long season, every manager...

Brewers lose Narveson to torn rotator cuff

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers' fifth starter Chris Narveson was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with a torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder. Narveson was scheduled to start in Milwaukee's second game of its series with Colorado, but instead, Brewers' manager Ron Roenicke said today that reliever Marco Estrada would get the start on Saturday. "(Narveson...

Morgan slow to get going for Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE All systems seemed to be go for Nyjer Morgan in the 2011 season, arguably his best in the major leagues. The six-year pro kept his batting average above .300 throughout the entire season and became one of the Brewers' most important pieces down the stretch, culminating in a groundball single up the middle that will forever be remembered in Brewers lore. 2011 was...

Despite loss, Brewers showing some progress

MILWAUKEE Four straight losses had followed the Brewers back to Milwaukee on Tuesday, four straight early-season slip-ups that marked a vaunted pitching staff with the worst ERA in the National League and a lineup struggling in key spots. Last year's NL Central title winners had stumbled out of the gate to a 4-6 record. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke had watched his team slide...

Brewers place Narveson on 15-day disabled list

The Milwaukee Brewers have placed left-handed starter Chris Narveson on the 15-day disabled list with a tear of his left rotator cuff. Right-hander Marco Estrada will start Saturday's game against Colorado in Narveson's place. Right-handed reliever Kameron Loe will be placed on the bereavement list Saturday after the death of his grandfather. The Brewers recalled right...

Moyer offered Hall of Fame internship

Jamie Moyer might have a new gig coming - if he ever stops pitching, that is. After hearing the 49-year-old Rockies lefty acknowledge he's not up on baseball history, the Hall of Fame offered him an internship to study in Cooperstown. In making the announcement Thursday, the Hall said there's ''an even more hands-on position awaiting the ageless wonder, if he ever...

Fort Myers Miracle offer free ticket to fans who throw harder than old man Moyer

On the heels of 49-year-old Jamie Moyer’s historic victory Tuesday night, in a game in which he never  broke 80 mph on the radar gun through his seven innings of work, the Fort Myers Miracle have come up with a promotion that plays on Moyer’s lack of velocity for their Thursday night game.  The Twins Single-A affiliate is offering a free ticket to a future game to any person...

Narveson's Season in Jeopardy as He's Placed on 15 Day DL

Pitching is a funny thing sometimes and Chris Narveson's horrible last outing may have an actual explanation other than he just sucked as it was released today that he's being put on the 15 day DL with a torn rotator cuff.  The sevarity of the injury isn't known and that's the reason for the 15 day disabled list placement at this point in time.  I've got plenty...

Replacing Chris Narveson

The Brewers suffered a significant blow to their pitching staff today with the loss of Chris Narveson for what may be the rest of the year. Narveson went on the 15 day DL today with a torn rotator cuff, and, barring a second opinion, is likely headed for surgery.  For parts of the last three seasons, Narveson has been the Brewers' fifth starter, a spot many teams struggle to...

Brewers 9, Rockies 4

Ryan Braun broke out of a slump with a solo homer and two RBIs, Alex Gonzalez drove in four runs and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 on Saturday night. Braun, who will be honored by the Brewers on Sunday for winning the National League's Most Valuable Player award last season, hit his second homer of the season and a run-scoring triple while ending an 0-for...

Minor league team offers free tickets to fans who throw harder than Jamie Moyer

As if Jamie Moyer becoming the oldest pitcher in MLB history to win a game wasn’t impressive enough, the 49-year-old lefty did so without throwing harder than 80 mph. Think about that for a second. Most above-average high school pitchers throw around that speed, if not harder. And here’s Jamie Moyer, at 49, retiring major league hitters regularly. Well the Fort Myers Miracle...

Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 20 by Larry Granillo

What do you do when two different players each hit an inside-the-park home run on the same night? Normally, one is good enough for Home Run of the Day, but how do you choose? And what if they both come on a once-in-a-century day where two storied teams are wearing fantastic uniforms from generations past while celebrating the birthday of a park like Fenway? Especially when there...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.