MIAMI, FL (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers committed four errors Monday when they lost at Miami 7-3. It ended the Brewers’ three-game winning streak, and it dropped them to four games below .500 and seven-and-a-half out of Wild Card contention. The Brewers had revived their playoff hopes after this weekend’s home sweep of Pittsburgh. But the Crew looked far from a surging team on Labor Day, as a five-run fourth inning by the Marlins did them in. Rookie right-hander Mike Fiers gave up four singles to start the fourth, and he mishandled a sacrifice bunt attempt that allowed Rob Brantly to score. Two more singles suddenly made it 6-2 Miami, and that ended Fiers’ day. Brantly also scored the Marlins’ final run on an error by Rickie Weeks in the eighth. Carlos Gomez homered in his second straight game, a two-run blast – and Ryan Braun hit an R-B-I single to account for Milwaukee’s three runs. Fiers, a Miami area native, gave up six runs in three-and-a-third innings and took the loss. He’s now 8-7. Ricky Nolasco gave up three runs on nine hits in seven innings. He struck out four and walked nobody. Jose Reyes drove in three runs and stole his 33rd base for Miami, which ended a four-game losing streak. The Brewers and Marlins will play again tonight. Right-hander Shaun Marcum faces Miami left-hander Wade LeBlanc. Coverage on WHBL begins at 5:35.
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