Randy Ready singled and doubled, scored twice and made a key catch in the outfield last night in Milwaukee to lead the Brewers to a 3-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
The Orioles have lost four straight.
Jaime Cocanower (5-7) allowed eight hits and five walks to break a personal four-game losing streak with his first career shutout.
The Brewers opened their scoring in the first inning. Ready singled with one out, moved to second on a wild pitch by Orioles starter Mike Flanagan (4-5), then scored on a two-out single by Ted Simmons.
Ready scored again in the third. With two outs, he doubled to left when outfielder Mike Young slipped on the wet grass. Ready scored on a single by Paul Molitor.
Baltimore threatened in the fourth and sixth innings, stranding two runners each time.
The Orioles got singles from Cal Ripken and Eddie Murray to lead off the fourth but Fred Lynn lined into a double play. Young then walked and Murray reached third on Charlie Moore's passed ball. Cocanower got Larry Sheets to ground out to end the threat.
Ready prevented the Orioles from scoring in the sixth inning. With two outs and runners on first and second, he ran far to his left to make a diving catch of a line drive shot by Sheets in left-center field.
The Brewers added a run in the seventh inning when Jim Gantner singled and eventually scored on Ed Romero's single to left.