MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Juan Nicasio pitched six effective innings for his first victory in almost a year while Wilin Rosario, Michael Cuddyer and Dexter Fowler homered to lift the Colorado Rockies over the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Wednesday night.

The Rockies took two of three under new manager Walt Weiss in the season-opening series at Miller Park.

Nicasio (1-0) allowed two runs and seven hits for his first win since last April 30, when he beat the Los Angeles Dodgers. Winless in the next five starts, he sustained a season-ending knee injury on June 2. (Story courtesy of The Associated Press)

Milwaukee, which was outhit 41-26 in the series and allowed eight home runs, will continue its season-opening homestand with a three-game set against Arizona. Game one Friday at Miler Park will begin at 7:05pm, with pre-game coverage starting at 6:35pm on 1310 WIBA.