Brewers Jump Ahead In Fourth, Lead 1-0

Ryan Braun started the bottom of the fourth inning off with a fantastic eight-pitch at-bat. He just made contact on a couple of foul tips before lining a ball into left field for a single.

Prince Fielder's at-bat was more Wee Willie Keeler than Willie Stargell -- a cue shot just past the third baseman down the left-field line. Ian Kennedy hit Rickie Weeks with a pitch, and there the Brewers went! Bases loaded, no outs. They were off!

... and they picked up a sacrifice fly. That was it. Jerry Hairston picked up the RBI before Yuniesky Betancourt yunieskied a grounder to third. Jonathan Lucroy grounded out to end the inning.

So while the Brewers are thrilled with the run, it was a bit of a missed opportunity. Therein lies the problem with the Braun/Fielder/Weeks troika batting ahead of Hairston/Betancourt/Lucroy. With the way Yovani Gallardo is pitching, though, one run could be enough.

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