Gomez swipes 3 bases as Brewers beat Rockies 7-5

DENVER — The Milwaukee Brewers started fast and then had to endure a slow finish.

The wait was worth it.

Carlos Gomez had two hits and three of Milwaukee’s five stolen bases, Juan Francisco and Jonathan Lucroy homered and the Brewers held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on a rainy Saturday night.

Milwaukee’s Jean Segura had two hits and two RBIs before leaving with tightness in his right forearm.

“He’s fine. He may be sore tomorrow,” manager Ron Roenicke said. “It tightened up on him is why we took him out.”

Troy Tulowitzki homered among his three hits and Wilin Rosario also went deep for the Rockies.

The Brewers were three outs from winning when the rain picked up and caused a 1-hour, 45-minute delay in the middle of the ninth inning. Jim Henderson then retired the Rockies in over for his 12th save.

It made a winner out of Tom Gorzelanny (2-4), who allowed four runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings to get his first win as a starter since May 7, 2011. He was sharp early, giving up just three hits and not allowing a runner to second through the first five innings as the Brewers built a six-run lead.

Gorzelanny then ran into trouble in the sixth when the rain started falling. DJ LeMahieu doubled with one out and scored on Tulowitzki’s single to center. Michael Cuddyer walked and Rosario followed with his 14th homer to make it 6-4 and chase Gorzelanny.



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