DENVER (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers are on such a roll away from home not even playing imperfect baseball can stop them.
Aramis Ramirez homered and drove in two runs, and the Brewers continued their road dominance with a 6-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
It wasn't the prettiest series win for the Brewers, who gave up 19 runs in the three games and allowed 15 hits on Sunday. But they found a way to win all weekend.
Now they head back to Milwaukee for a seven-game homestand, including four against Colorado starting Thursday.
"We play pretty good at home, too," Ramirez said. "We've played pretty well on the road but you're always looking forward to go home. We just finished a great road trip and we're looking for a great homestand."
Milwaukee swept the Rockies to finish 6-1 on a road trip that started in Arizona. The Brewers' 27-15 record and .643 winning percentage away from home is the best in the majors. Oakland (.622) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (.615) are the only other teams close to matching Milwaukee's success.
Kyle Lohse (9-2), who allowed three runs on seven hits in five innings to win consecutive starts for the first time in a month.
"It was a great road trip, certainly with the wins," manager Ron Roenicke said. "We made some mistakes, there were plays we didn't make the right way. If we continue to win we have to play cleaner baseball."
Colorado couldn't take advantage when Milwaukee was sloppy. The Rockies squandered several scoring opportunities and missed a chance to rally in the ninth when an overthrow led to the first out of the inning.
With Milwaukee leading 6-4, Corey Dickerson led off the bottom of the inning with a triple off the wall in right. The throw from the centerfielder Carlos Gomez got past Ramirez at third and Dickerson hesitated before heading down the baseline. He fell halfway to home, giving Ramirez enough time to throw him out at the plate.
"He was going to score on that play," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "His legs gave out and he stumbled there between third and home."
Wilin Rosario followed with his eighth homer of the season, but Francisco Rodriguez settled down to get his 25th save in 27 chances.
"I guess when you are good things go good," Ramirez said, "If that guy doesn't fall, Rosario hits the homer and it's a tie ballgame."
Rodriguez tweaked his left ankle on an earlier pitch to Dickerson but stayed in the game. Ryan Braun also rolled his ankle going back for a ball in right field but kept playing.