MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Oakland A’s scored five runs in the seventh inning Wednesday afternoon to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 at Miller Park. Ryan Braun sat out, and manager Ron Roenicke insisted it was because of Braun’s lingering sore right thumb – not because of all the hype involving a possible 100-game suspension for allegations of getting performance-enhancing drugs from Tony Bosch. Oakland starter Bartolo Colon is mentioned in the Bosch investigation, too, and he threw a gem against the Brewers, giving up just one run in seven innings. The 40-year-old Colon scattered eight hits with two walks and four strikeouts, as he won his fourth consecutive start. Colon has given up just three earned runs in his last 30 innings, and is now 7-2. Yovani Gallardo pitched well until the wheels fell off in the seventh. He surrendered five runs in six-plus innings on six hits with a walk and four strikeouts. It was Gallardo’s best start in a while, but he’s still 1-6 in his last seven decisions, and he dropped to 4-6 on the year. Brandon Moss highlighted Oakland’s seventh-inning rally with a three-run homer – the 12-thousandth in Oakland’s colorful history. Carlos Gomez provided Milwaukee’s only offense with an R-B-I triple in the first. The Crew was just 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position. Oakland took the series, two games to one. Milwaukee has dropped three of its last six, and will open a four-game home series against Philadelphia tonight. Right-hander Wily Peralta will face Phillies’ right-hander Tyler Cloyd. Pregame coverage on WHBL begins at 6:35.
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