Brewers lose to Cincinnati; Lopez gets toe checked out
The Milwaukee Brewers lost their second straight extra-inning game to Cincinnati Wednesday, 4-3 at Miller Park.
Darnell McDonald hit a run-scoring double in the 10th on a fly ball to left that Ryan Braun misjudged before it went over his head.
It followed a 13-inning loss on Tuesday night.
The Brewers came from behind in both games before squandering their leads.
Former Brewer Laynce Nix hit his third homer in the last two nights.
Prince Fielder and Jody Gerut went yard for Milwaukee, which out-hit the Reds 10-8. Daniel Herrera got the win in relief for the second game in a row.
He's now 3-4, and ex-Brewer Francisco Cordero picked up his 27th save.
Mike Burns took the loss. He's 3-5.
Cincinnati has now won three straight games for the first time since late May. The Brewers have lost seven of their last 10, and have dropped to a season-low 12 games out of first place in the National League Central, still tied for third with Houston.
The Brewers and Reds will close out their series this afternoon.
Right-hander Dave Bush will make his first start since early June, and will face former Milwaukee right-hander Justin Lehr.
Brewers' second baseman Felipe Lopez will have his big right toe checked out again today.
He hurt it Tuesday while scoring in the ninth inning of Milwaukee's 13-inning loss to the Reds.
Manager Ken Macha said Lopez injured a tendon in his toe - but he's not sure how severe it is.
Lopez was a pinch-hitter Wednesday, and was not running full speed when he grounded out.
He's been a solid contributor for Milwaukee ever since he was traded from Arizona in July. Lopez has batted .363 in 135 at-bats for the Brew Crew, with two homers and 19 RBI's.
He hit safely in all but one of his last 19 contests, and was hitting .415 in that stretch.