Brewers drop double-header to Nationals; Twins winWisconsin Sports
The Milwaukee Brewers lost a double-header at Washington Sunday, 8-4 and 5-1. Milwaukee dropped below .500 at 7-8.
The Milwaukee Brewers lost a double-header at Washington Sunday, 8-4 and 5-1.
Danny Espinosa had the game-winning hit in both contests. He belted a three-run homer in the fifth inning of the opener to put Washington in front for good. In the nightcap, Espinosa broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run triple in the seventh.
The Nationals earned their first sweep since June 8-10 of last season.
The Brewers were swept in a three-game series for the second time this year. Milwaukee dropped below .500 at 7-8. They’re just 2-6 on the road as they open a series in Philadelphia Monday night. Right-hander Shaun Marcum will face Phillies’ right-hander Joe Blanton.
The Brewers will bat against the Phillies’ weakest pitching link in Monday night’s game. Right-hander Joe Blanton is the only member of Philly’s rotation not to get a quality start in the team’s last seven games.
Blanton is 0-1 with a bloated ERA of 10.45. He gave up five runs in six innings in a loss to Washington last Tuesday. Before that, he got knocked around for seven runs in four and one-third innings against the New York Mets. Blanton’s opponents are hitting .500 with runners on base.
The Brewers will send Shaun Marcum to the mound Monday night at Philly. The right-hander is 2-1 with a 2. ERA. Marcum won his last two starts after struggling against Cincinnati.
The Minnesota Twins ended a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 win at Tampa Bay.
The Twins scored three times in the fifth inning to win it. Matt Tolbert capped the rally with an RBI triple and Jason Kubel hit a solo homer.
The Chicago White Sox have lost four straight, after being swept at home for three games by the Angels of Anaheim. The Sox lost yesterday 4-2. Carlos Quentin doubled twice and scored once for Chicago, and Mark Buehrle gave up four runs on 10 hits in seven innings for the loss.
The Detroit Tigers split their four-game series at Oakland after losing 5-1 Sunday.