DENVER (AP) — Ron Roenicke was worn out from watching the baseball soar so much in just one game. The Milwaukee Brewers skipper can't even begin to imagine playing half his games in this hitter friendly park.
"There's just so much that happens," Roenicke said.
Especially on a humid night with no wind blowing. The baseballs were flying like the old days, before the humidor came into existence at Coors Field.
Jean Segura homered twice and Ryan Braun had three hits in his 1,000th career game, helping the Brewers hold off the Colorado Rockies 13-10 on Friday night.
"There are a lot of good ballparks to hit in. There are," Roenicke said. "But those balls were crushed."
Indeed, they were.
Khris Davis homered and Carlos Gomez extended his hitting streak to 16 games as the Brewers scored their most runs of the year and tied a season high with 19 hits.
Segura said he's never had a multihomer game before Friday. He could definitely get used to hitting here.
"Everybody likes hitting in this park," Segura said. "This place is great for hitters. It's amazing how balls go off the bat here, just go out in the field so quickly."
Marco Estrada (6-4) was noticing the same thing. He didn't feel like he pitched all that bad. But then he looked at his line for the night — seven runs in 5 2-3 innings and a career-most 10 hits — and he can't help but wince a bit.
"I still think I threw the ball really well," Estrada said. "Nothing you can do about it, just keep going."
In their first game since being no-hit by Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, the Rockies got their league-leading offense back on track with a 16-hit evening, which included homers from Justin Morneau, Corey Dickerson and Brandon Barnes. Morneau finished with five RBIs.
"Guys turned the page pretty well," manager Walt Weiss said. "(The no-hitter) was long forgotten when the game started."
Christian Bergman (0-2) was roughed up as he allowed seven runs in three innings. The righty departed soon after taking a liner off the base of his left hand.
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