Marlins Sweep Brewers With 4-2 Win
MIAMI (AP) _ Mark Redman struck out a career-high 11 and pitched a four-hitter as the Florida Marlins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Thursday night for a three-game sweep.
Redman (2-2), backed by an early 4-0 lead, walked one and got his first win since striking out 10 in beating Philadelphia 8-3 on April 3. It was his first complete game since last July 17 against the New York Yankees for Detroit.
Alex Gonzalez had two RBIs for the Marlins, who hadn’t swept the Brewers at home in four years.
Todd Ritchie (1-2) gave up four runs on nine hits in five innings.
The game drew 9,069, the Marlins’ lowest home crowd of the season. Milwaukee lost for the seventh time in its last 11games.
Florida took a 3-0 lead in the second when Mike Lowell doubled, Derrek Lee singled, Gonzalez tripled and Juan Pierre hit an RBI double. Juan Encarnacion homered in the third.
Milwaukee closed in the fourth on Richie Sexson’s RBI double and Brady Clark’s sacrifice fly.
Notes: Gonzalez has hit in eight of his last nine games. ... The previous time the Marlins swept the Brwers at home was from July 23-25,1999. ... Sexson has reached base in 21 of 22 games this season