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Milwaukee Brewers (8-12) at Florida Marlins (10-11), 7:05 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Milwaukee - Todd Ritchie (1-1, 4.63)
Florida - Mark Redman (1-2, 3.80)
(Sports Network) - The Florida Marlins will send Mark Redman to the mound
tonight as they aim to complete a three-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers at
Pro Player Stadium. If Florida does win tonight, the Marlins would gain their
first sweep of the Brewers since July 23-25, 1999 when they took a three-game
set in Miami.
The Marlins, winners in five of their last seven games, won the series opener
Tuesday night, 4-2. Last night, Juan Encarnacion's single in the bottom of the
12th inning lifted Florida to a 5-4 win. Encarnacion finished with three hits,
including a double and a triple, and scored twice for the Marlins, who rallied
from a three-run deficit in the eighth inning. Encarnacion has reached base
safely in 19 of his last 20 games.
Since winning his first start of the year, April 3 against Philadelphia,
Redman is 0-2 over his previous three outings. The lefthander enters tonight's
start off a no-decision, April 18 at Shea Stadium against the New York Mets.
In that game, Redman allowed two runs on six hits with two walks and seven
Redman will face the Brewers for the second time in his career. He made his
first start against Milwaukee on June 10, 2000, as a member of the Minnesota
Twins, and suffered the loss, allowing three runs on eight hits with two walks
and eight strikeouts over seven innings.
Todd Ritchie will pitch tonight for the Brewers, who had won two in a row
coming into this series. Ritchie had a no decision in his last trip to the
mound, April 19 in a 14-inning Milwaukee victory over Houston at Miller Park.
He pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing three hits and one run.
Ritchie is 2-1 with a 3.96 ERA in four career starts versus Florida.
The Marlins have won four straight over the Brewers, all at Pro Player
Stadium. Florida has won 10 of the last 14 meetings overall.
Milwaukee centerfielder Alex Sanchez is hitting .465 (20-for-43) over his last
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