Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Brewers Battle Tribe To 3-2 Decision

Game 1: Cleveland 9 Milwaukee 7 10 innings
A 7 run 8th inning barrage by Milwaukee turned a 7-0 deficit into a 7-7 tie and gave Brewer fans a slight bit of hope to take game 1 of the 3 game series.  The 7 run explosion included a grand slam by Don Money and a 3 run homer by Robin Yount.  But the Indians regroup and managed 2 run 10th to win it.  Both teams recorded 13 hits in the game and 2 HRs apiece.

Game 2: Milwaukee 3 Cleveland 1
A pitching dual ended in an Indian loss as Milwaukee squeeked out their first win of the series.  Cleveland's Len Barker (0-2, 6.89 ERA) threw a complete game 5 hit performance.  But it wasn't enough, as a Ben Oglivie (2) homer and a Milwaukee 2 run bottom of the 5th inning gave game 2 to the Brewers.  Mike Caldwell (1-1, 2.57 ERA) also went 8 innings to get the win and Bill Castro (1) got the save.

Game 3: Milwaukee 10 Cleveland 2
The 8th inning was again magic for the Brewers as they massacred the Tribe bullpen for 7 runs en route to a 10-2 win.  As in game 1, Mike Paxton (28.69 ERA) was again the culprit out of the Indian bullpen giving the Brewers everything they needed to roll up 7 runs in the inning.  3 home runs were hit in the bottom of the 8th, leading off with a Jimmy Ganter Grand Slam, followed by a Cecil Cooper two run blast and ending with a Gorman Thomas solo shot down the left field line.  All in all, Milwaukee tallied 5 home runs on the day.  Moose Haas (2-1, 1.33 ERA) picked up win number 2 by pitching a complete game and striking out 6.  Milwaukee moves over the .500 mark with a 6-5 record while Cleveland drops to 7-4.

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