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May 30, 2010 - 11:46 PM By ANDY LEFKOWITZ STATS Editor

Milwaukee (21-28) at Florida (24-26), 1:10 p.m. EDT

Earlier this month, Hanley Ramirez was benched for failing to hustle. The Florida Marlins star has had no such issues when facing the Milwaukee Brewers.

Ramirez will try to extend a lengthy hitting streak against Milwaukee on Monday when the Brewers and Marlins open a four-game set at Sun Life Stadium.

The shortstop was benched for one game by manager Fredi Gonzalez after accidentally kicking a ball and then lightly jogging after it, allowing two runs to score in a 5-1 loss to Arizona on May 17.

The Marlins (25-26) have gone 4-7 since then, but all the blame for that record cannot be placed on Ramirez. Last year's NL batting champion has hit .317 with four multihit games over that stretch.

Ramirez, who's batting .298 overall, doubled and scored Sunday in a 1-0 win over Philadelphia that came less than 24 hours after the Marlins were beaten by the same score in a perfect game pitched by Roy Halladay.

"Not so perfect, but we got the win," said Gonzalez.

It's clear Ramirez relishes stepping in the batter's box against Milwaukee. He's hitting .460 (23 for 50) during a 13-game hitting streak versus the Brewers, and his .413 career average in this series is his highest against any NL club.

He has three hits in nine career at-bats against Milwaukee starter Dave Bush (1-5, 5.05 ERA), who will try for his first win in nearly six weeks.

Since beating Pittsburgh on April 20, the right-hander is 0-5 with a 6.55 ERA in seven starts. In his most recent road outing May 21, Bush was tagged for seven runs and six hits in one-third of an inning as the Brewers fell 15-3 to Minnesota.

He bounced back Thursday against Houston, allowing two unearned runs and four hits over five innings as Milwaukee (21-28) rallied for a 4-3 win in 10.

Bush is 1-3 with a 6.65 ERA in four career road starts versus Florida.

He has gone past the sixth inning just twice in 10 starts this year, but Milwaukee will want a long outing from Bush given how poorly its bullpen has pitched. Brewers relievers allowed eight runs in four innings of Sunday's 10-4 loss to the Mets, raising their ERA to 5.89.

"A little bit of a downer-note game," Milwaukee manager Ken Macha said.

Ricky Nolasco (4-4, 4.65) will try to avoid losing his third consecutive start for Florida. The right-hander has surrendered 11 runs over 9 1-3 innings in his last two appearances.

Nolasco lasted a season low-tying four innings Thursday against Atlanta, and allowed three runs and eight hits in the 8-3 defeat.

He's 0-1 with an 11.81 ERA in three career home starts versus Milwaukee.

Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks is 4 for 5 with a homer in his career against Nolasco. He homered twice and finished with three hits and three RBIs in Sunday's loss.






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    Brewers 5, Marlins 13  FinalJun 1 2:11 AM


  • Marlins 13, Brewers 5 - FINAL
    MILWAUKEE ab r h rbi bb so lob avg
    R Weeks 2b 5 0 2 2 0 0 1 .255
    C Gomez cf 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 .258
    P Fielder 1b 5 0 1 0 0 0 4 .267
    R Braun lf 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 .318
    C McGehee 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .301
    C Hart rf 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 .260
    A Esco

    May 31 3:54 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RICKIE WEEKS SCORED ALCIDES ESCOBAR
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R WEEKS ON FIRST, A STERN ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 5
    FLORIDA 13 TOP,9TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C GOMEZ (.261, 1-FOR-4)

    Brewers 5, Marlins 13  Top 9, 0 OutsMay 31 3:49 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: A Stern pinch-hitting for J Suppan.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, G KOTTARAS ON FIRST, A ESCOBAR ON SECOND, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4
    FLORIDA 13 TOP,9TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: A STERN (.000, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Brewers 4, Marlins 13  Top 9, 0 OutsMay 31 3:46 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JORGE CANTU SCORED CHRIS COGHLAN
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J CANTU ON FIRST, G SANCHEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4
    FLORIDA 12 BOTTOM,8TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: D UGGLA (.270, 1-FOR-2, 2 BB)

    Brewers 4, Marlins 12  Bot 8, 0 OutsMay 31 3:40 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUN BY CAMERON MAYBIN (5) TO
    LEFT CENTER WITH 2 OUT IN THE 7TH OFF MARCO ESTRADA SCORED
    RONNY PAULINO.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4, FLORIDA 11
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: B SANCHES (-, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Brewers 4, Marlins 11  Bot 7, 0 OutsMay 31 3:28 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RONNY PAULINO SCORED CODY ROSS
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R PAULINO ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4
    FLORIDA 9 BOTTOM,7TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: C MAYBIN (.226, 0-FOR-1, 2 BB)

    Brewers 4, Marlins 9  Bot 7, 0 OutsMay 31 3:26 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CODY ROSS SCORED DAN UGGLA
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C ROSS ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4
    FLORIDA 8 BOTTOM,7TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: R PAULINO (.315, 2-FOR-3)

    Brewers 4, Marlins 8  Bot 7, 0 OutsMay 31 3:24 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY CHRIS COGHLAN SCORED MIKE LAMB AND CAMERON MAYBIN
    SITUATION: 7 RUNS IN, C COGHLAN ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4
    FLORIDA 7 BOTTOM,6TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: G SANCHEZ (.263, 0-FOR-3)

    Brewers 4, Marlins 7  Bot 6, 0 OutsMay 31 3:02 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE LAMB SCORED RONNY PAULINO
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, M LAMB ON FIRST, C MAYBIN ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4
    FLORIDA 5 BOTTOM,6TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: C COGHLAN (.219, 1-FOR-3)

    Brewers 4, Marlins 5  Bot 6, 0 OutsMay 31 2:59 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY CODY ROSS (5) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 6TH OFF CHRIS NARVESON SCORED DAN UGGLA AND HANLEY
    RAMIREZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4, FLORIDA 4
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: R PAULINO (.309, 1-FOR-2)

    Brewers 4, Marlins 4  Bot 6, 0 OutsMay 31 2:51 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY JORGE CANTU SCORED CHRIS COGHLAN
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, H RAMIREZ ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4
    FLORIDA 1 BOTTOM,6TH
    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: D UGGLA (.270, 1-FOR-2)

    Brewers 4, Marlins 1  Bot 6, 0 OutsMay 31 2:47 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY COREY HART SCORED RYAN BRAUN
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C MCGEHEE ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4
    FLORIDA 0 TOP,6TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: A ESCOBAR (.251, 0-FOR-2)

    Brewers 4, Marlins 0  Top 6, 0 OutsMay 31 2:31 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RICKIE WEEKS SCORED GEORGE KOTTARAS
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R WEEKS ON FIRST, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 3
    FLORIDA 0 TOP,2ND
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C GOMEZ (.267, 1-FOR-1)

    Brewers 3, Marlins 0  Top 2, 0 OutsMay 31 1:32 PM


  • NL
    AT FLORIDA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY COREY HART (13) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF NATE ROBERTSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 2, FLORIDA 0
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: A ESCOBAR (.254, 2 HR, 15 RBI)

    Brewers 2, Marlins 0  Top 2, 0 OutsMay 31 1:28 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MILWAUKEE 1 1 2 0
    FLORIDA 0 0 0 (BOT 1)


    CURRENT PITCHERS: MIL - CHRIS NARVESON
    FLA - NATE ROBERTSON

    DUE UP FOR FLORIDA: C COGHLAN (.217, 2 HR, 12 RBI)
    G SANCHEZ (.268, 4 HR, 21 RBI)
    H RAMIREZ (.298, 8 HR, 26 RBI)

    Brewers 1, Marlins 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsMay 31 1:19 PM