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Bush, Brewers look to overcome road struggles vs. Reds

Sep 7, 2007 - 1:52 PM Milwaukee (71-68) at Cincinnati (63-77) 7:10 pm EDT

CINCINNATI (Ticker) - The Milwaukee Brewers need to figure out a way to win on the road if they are going to reach the playoffs for the first time in 25 years.

The Brewers open a crucial six-game road trip on Friday with a weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds.

Milwaukee is tied with Chicago (71-68) for first place in the National League Central following the Cubs' late collapse against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday.

Winners in five of their last six games, the Brewers are just 26-42 on the road. To make matters worse, 13 of the team's next 16 games are away from Miller Park.

However, if the offense produces like it did in Wednesday's 14-2 win over the Houston Astros, that may not matter. Prince Fielder's NL-leading 41st home run was one of five that Milwaukee hit en route to setting a season high in runs.

Dave Bush (11-9, 4.83 ERA) takes ball for Milwaukee, which has lost six of the nine meetings between the clubs this season.

Bush has contributed to a Milwaukee rotation that has gone 6-0 in the last nine games. On Saturday, the righthander allowed one run and four hits in six innings of a 12-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Bronson Arroyo (7-14, 4.43) takes the hill for Cincinnati, which snapped a five-game losing streak with a 7-0 win over the New York Mets on Wednesday. Brandon Phillips set the franchise record for home runs by a second baseman in the win, breaking Hall of Famer Joe Morgan's mark of 27.

Arroyo has had a decent second half, going 4-5 with a 3.76 ERA in 11 starts, compared to 3-9 with a 4.84 ERA in 18 outings before the All-Star break. The righthander beat the Brewers on August 17, allowing three runs and nine hits in 7 1/3 innings of an 8-3 victory.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MILWAUKEE 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 4 7 1
    CINCINNATI 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 x 11 13 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: MIL - DAVE BUSH, MATT WISE (2ND), CHRIS CAPUANO (3RD), MITCH STETTER
    (5TH), CHRIS SPURLING (7TH), GREG AQUINO (8TH) AND JOHNNY
    ESTRADA, MIKE RIVERA (5TH)
    CIN - BRO

    Sep 7 9:45 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOE DILLON SCORED KEVIN MENCH.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J DILLON ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4
    CINCINNATI 11 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C COUNSELL (.227, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Brewers vs. RedsSep 7 9:43 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOSH HAMILTON (19) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF GREG AQUINO.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 3, CINCINNATI 11
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: A GONZALEZ (.277, 3-FOR-4, RBI)

    Brewers vs. RedsSep 7 9:31 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MIKE RIVERA (1) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 8TH OFF BRONSON ARROYO.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 3, CINCINNATI 10
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: R WEEKS (.226, 0-FOR-3)

    Brewers vs. RedsSep 7 9:19 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CRAIG COUNSELL SCORED COREY HART.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C COUNSELL ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 2
    CINCINNATI 10 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C CAPUANO (.237, 1 HR, 3 RBI)

    Brewers vs. RedsSep 7 8:40 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY PRINCE FIELDER (42) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF BRONSON ARROYO.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 1, CINCINNATI 10
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C HART (.291, 0-FOR-1)

    Brewers vs. RedsSep 7 8:34 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ALEX GONZALEZ SCORED JOSH HAMILTON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A GONZALEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 0
    CINCINNATI 10 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: K GRIFFEY JR (.288, 2-FOR-2, HR, 3 RBI)

    Brewers vs. RedsSep 7 8:12 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSH HAMILTON SCORED JOEY VOTTO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J HAMILTON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 0
    CINCINNATI 9 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: A GONZALEZ (.276, 2-FOR-2)

    Brewers vs. RedsSep 7 8:10 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY KEN GRIFFEY JR (30) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF DAVE BUSH SCORED ALEX GONZALEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 0, CINCINNATI 8
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: B PHILLIPS (.289, 0-FOR-1)

    Brewers vs. RedsSep 7 7:47 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JOEY VOTTO SCORED ADAM DUNN AND EDWIN
    ENCARNACION.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, J VOTTO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 0
    CINCINNATI 6 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: B ARROYO (.117, 1 HR, 3 RBI)

    Brewers vs. RedsSep 7 7:31 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY EDWIN ENCARNACION SCORED KEN GRIFFEY JR AND
    BRANDON PHILLIPS.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, E ENCARNACION ON FIRST, A DUNN ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 0
    CINCINNATI 4 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J VOTTO (.750, 1 HR, 1 RBI)

    Brewers vs. RedsSep 7 7:29 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ADAM DUNN SCORED ALEX GONZALEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A DUNN ON FIRST, B PHILLIPS ON SECOND, K
    GRIFFEY JR ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 0
    CINCINNATI 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J VALENTIN (.278, 2 HR, 30 RBI)

    Brewers vs. RedsSep 7 7:26 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEN GRIFFEY JR SCORED JOSH HAMILTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K GRIFFEY JR ON FIRST, A GONZALEZ ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 0
    CINCINNATI 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: B PHILLIPS (.290, 28 HR, 84 RBI)

    Brewers vs. RedsSep 7 7:22 PM