MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Seeing two consecutive batters hit with the
bases loaded was a first for Milwaukee Brewers manager Ned Yost.
Not that he had a problem with it. It gave his team a victory.Javier Lopez broke a seventh-inning tie when he beaned
back-to-back Brewers to drive in two runs, helping Milwaukee beat
Colorado 6-2 Tuesday night in Larry Walker's return to the Rockies."I can't remember the last time I saw that," Yost said.Walker doubled in his season debut after missing the Rockies'
first 68 games with a strained left groin."It was good to be back out there," Walker said. "I still
have some work to do at the plate."Keith Ginter added a two-run double in the five-run seventh,
giving Doug Davis (7-5) his third straight victory. Davis last won
three in a row late in the 2001 season with the Texas Rangers.The Brewers moved to five games over .500, matching their best
mark of the season. Colorado dropped to 19 games under.Davis gave up one run on six hits in seven innings, striking out
six. He allowed just one runner past second base."I am probably at the top of my game right now," Davis said.
"I think I am getting more mature, and I think that's helping a
lot. I know I can be better, and time will tell on that."Lopez (0-2) did not record an out in the seventh in relief of
Jason Jennings. Pinch-hitter Bill Hall and Scott Podsednik led off
the inning with singles, and Junior Spivey walked to load the
bases.Lopez hit Geoff Jenkins with his first pitch, then plunked Lyle Overbay. After Brady Clark popped out, Ginter
followed with a double down the left-field line. Overbay scored on
a groundout.All five runs in the seventh inning were charged to Lopez, who
had not allowed a run in his last six appearances spanning 4 2/3
innings. His ERA climbed to 9.62."That lefty has trouble throwing strikes," Ginter said. "We
talked about it on the bench, and sure enough he did us a favor. He
hit Jenks and he hit Lyle. That just opened up the inning for us."If you want to hit me with the bases loaded, go right ahead."In the top of the inning, Jeromy Burnitz singled with nobody
out, but Charles Johnson failed to get a sacrifice bunt down and
struck out. That forced Hurdle to pinch hit for Jennings, who had
thrown just 96 pitches.Matt Holliday then struck out, and Aaron Miles grounded out."That inning really started to stink when we didn't get the
bunt down," Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said. "You don't get any
mulligans in this game."Jennings allowed one run on six hits in six innings. He has won
four of his past five starts."I knew I had some pitches left in the tank, but that's the way
it goes being in the National League," Jennings said.Podsednik led off the third with a triple off Jennings, and
Spivey drove him in with a sacrifice fly.Colorado tied it at 1-all in the fourth on Vinny Castilla's
single.Todd Helton homered in the eighth for Colorado, the first homer
for the Rockies in six games, a span of 222 plate appearances.Walker finished 1-for-2.
The announced crowd at Miller Park was 13,264, the first
game after a series against Minnesota in which the Brewers drew at
least 28,555 each game. ... Jenkins, the Brewers' left fielder, has not made an error since June 4, 2002, a span of 199 straight games. ...
Colorado has not won three consecutive series since May 7-16, 2002.
The Rockies have won their last two.