Brewers 11, Rockies 1

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Dave Bush had a career-high 13 strikeouts, Corey Hart celebrated making the All-Star team with his 15th homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 11-1 on Thursday.

Bush (5-8) allowed one run and four hits over eight innings, improving to 4-2 with a 2.64 ERA at Miller Park. He retired 23 of 24 batters after allowing a first-inning run.

Hart connected in the seventh to make it 8-1 and found out shortly after the game that he beat out four other players in Internet balloting for the final spot on the NL All-Star team.

Jorge De La Rosa (3-5) allowed seven runs in just 3 2-3 innings for Colorado. The left-hander gave up nine hits and dropped to 0-4 on the road.

Milwaukee pushed across six runs in the fourth to take a 7-1 lead. All-Star Ryan Braun had a two-run single and Prince Fielder added a two-run triple.

J.J. Hardy also hit a two-run homer in the eighth for Milwaukee, his 13th of the season.

Bush's strong home record and 6.94 road ERA is such a dramatic difference that manager Ned Yost is considering using Bush as the team's fifth starter at Miller Park and right-hander Seth McClung as the fifth starter on the road when injured Jeff Suppan returns to the rotation after the All-Star break.

Clint Barmes had an RBI single in the first but Bush quickly settled down.

The Rockies got a leadoff single from Matt Holliday in the fourth, but the right-hander then retired 14 consecutive batters before giving up a two-out double to Jayson Nix in the eighth. Carlos Villanueva pitched the ninth for Milwaukee.




 
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