Lohse retires 23 straight in Brewers win

Milwaukee Brewers Aramis Ramirez hits a solo home run during the seventh inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

Lohse retires 23 straight in Brewers win

By James Kust. CREATED Sep 13, 2013 - UPDATED: Sep 13, 2013

MILWAUKEE - On a day where the Milwaukee Brewers are trying to make their presence known in a three-way playoff race in the NL Central against contender Cincinnati, a Brewers 3rd baseman has been injured.

As reported by the Journal Sentinel's Todd Rosiak:

Ramirez left the game after being hit by a pitch.

Carlos Gomez went 3 for 4 with 5 RBIs while Kyle Lohse retired 23 consecutive batters at one point and finished with a four-hitter, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

Cincinnati had three consecutive hits to open the second, but then had 23 batters in a row retired before Jay Bruce walked with two outs in the ninth. The Reds have dropped three of four.

 Lohse (10-9) started the season 1-6 after missing most of spring training, signing with the Brewers as a free agent on March 25. Since the slow start, he has gone 9-3.

After allowing three consecutive singles to open the second, Lohse recorded an out on Devin Mesoraco's RBI fielder's choice grounder to third.