Brewers lose season; season over for Hart
The Milwaukee Brewers have guaranteed their first losing season in three years, after falling at Colorado Thursday 9-2.
The Rockies swept their three-game series with the Brew Crew, as they earned a playoff spot by getting their team-record 91st victory.
The Brewers lost their 82nd game, and they went 0-6 against the Rockies this year.
Manny Parra took the loss, giving up five runs in two and two-thirds innings.
He ended a personal three-game winning streak.
Aaron Cook got the win gave up just four hits in eight innings and he walked twice with the bases loaded.
Brewers' reliever Chris Smith left after getting hit in the face by a bouncer off the bat of Eric Young Jr. in the eighth inning.
Ryan Braun homered for the Brewers, who need to sweep the Cardinals in St. Louis this weekend to finish no worse than two games below .500.
Right-hander Braden Looper will start tonight's series opener against Cardinals' right-hander Adam Wainwright.
The season is over for Brewers' right fielder Corey Hart.
X-rays on Wednesday showed that Hart had possible compression fractures in the fourth and fifth fingers of his right hand.
Further tests showed that the metacarpals were sprained, but nothing was broken.
Hart was injured Tuesday when he slid into first base on a pick-off move and he jammed his hand against the foot of Rockies' first baseman Todd Helton.
Hart had an eight-game hitting streak at the time.
He'll finish the year with a .260 batting average, 12 homers, and 48 RBI's.