The Colorado Rockies and the Milwaukee Brewers needed just one inning to determine Sunday's outcome, but the Rockies were on the wrong side of a 3-1 score. The Brewers, as a result, picked up a three-game sweep of the Rockies.
In the top of the third inning, Dexter Fowler tripled to deep center and then scored on a Carlos Gonzalez single. But then it was all given back and then some in the bottom half of the inning. Ubaldo Jimenez walked Carlos Gomez to start the inning, which was followed by a sacrifice from Randy Wolf. Rickie Weeks was hit by a pitch to put two men on, but Jimenez was able to get Mark Kotsay to fly out for the second out of the inning.
Gomez and Weeks pulled off a double steal of second and third base during Ryan Braun's at-bat. After reaching a 2-2 count in that sequence, Jimenez next saw the ball soar to deep center field for a triple to plate both runs. But it didn't end there. Fowler erred on the throw back to the infield, which allowed Braun to score, giving the Brewers a 3-1 lead.
That was all the offense need for the win. Ubaldo Jimenez picked up the eight-inning complete game loss by allowed three runs on two hits to go along with five walks and four strikeouts. Still not quite the Jimenez of old, but he may be turning a corner. The Brewers' Wolf allowed one run in seven innings, walked three and struck out five.
The Rockies (23-22, 12-12 away) are off Monday before they play a doubleheader on Tuesday with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The series continues through Thursday.
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