Braun Homers In 11th To Lift Brewers Over Rockies

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun homered leading off the 11th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Rockies 2-1 on Tuesday night to win their sixth straight at home over Colorado.

Prince Fielder also went deep for Milwaukee, which remained 6 1/2 games ahead of second-place St. Louis in the NL Central with 13 to play.

Zack Greinke labored through five innings before the Brewers’ bullpen picked him up. LaTroy Hawkins, Takashi Saito, Francisco Rodriguez, John Axford and Kameron Loe (4-7) combined for six scoreless innings.

Fielder homered in the sixth to tie it and it stayed that way until the 11th, when Braun homered off Matt Lindstrom (2-2) and pumped his right fist in excitement before joining the scrum at home plate.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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