Milwaukee Brewers defeat Colorado Rockies, 6-1

Denver — Brewers manager Ken Macha had a very good reason for hoping outfielder Jim Edmonds would be available to play Sunday against Colorado right-hander Aaron Cook.

"He has tremendous numbers against their guy," said Macha.

Indeed, Edmonds did, with a .579 (11 for 19) career average against Cook, including three home runs. But Edmonds' ailing right shoulder kept him out of the lineup for the third consecutive day.

"He said he dove for a ball in Anaheim, and now...

Denver — This was the kind of game that had gone against the Milwaukee Brewers so many times during this trying season.

Stay close through the middle innings, wait for a breakthrough against the bullpen and perhaps a bit of good fortune. As recently as the previous evening, that formula had worked against the Brewers once again.

Rather than just assuming bad things would happen again, the Brewers took charge in the ninth inning Sunday, scoring five times to beat the ...