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Milwaukee Brewers 4, Colorado Rockies 2: Chad Bettis, Rox offense struggle in loss

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Rockies starter Chad Bettis walked a season-high seven and the Rockies offense could not get things going in a series-opening loss to the Brewers.

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Colorado Rockies starter Chad Bettis issued seven walks in his five innings of work and the offense was limited to just two runs in a 4-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.

It took Bettis 111 pitches to get through his five innings, with just 63 of those for strikes. In addition to the seven walks, he allowed four hits and four runs, three earned, while striking out three.

The Rockies got on the board in the top of the first against Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson as David Dahl singled to lead off the game, stole second and scored on a wild pitch later in the inning, giving the Rockies a 1-0 lead.

However, Milwaukee answered with three against Bettis in the bottom of the first, with two runs scoring on a Kirk Nieuwenhuis single to give the Brewers a 3-1 lead after the inning was extended by a Daniel Descalso error and a pair of walks.

Milwaukee extended its lead to 4-1 in the third on a solo home run from first baseman Chris Carter, his 30th of the season.

The Rockies got a run back in the fifth when Dahl again singled and stole second, this time scoring on a DJ LeMahieu single, cutting the lead to 4-2, but the Rockies left LeMahieu on first and the Rockies did not really threaten to score in their final four trips to the plate.

Colorado will look to even the series tomorrow night as Jon Gray tries to rebound from a couple rough starts against Milwaukee’s Chase Anderson. First pitch is at 6:10 p.m. Mountain time.