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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Brewers Hold Off Marlins 6-4

Chris Capuano (9-6) pitched into the eighth to win his fourth straight start.

"Sixteen hits tonight. Everybody contributed," said Branyan, who hadn't played since June 1 because of a broken finger. "Capuano threw one heck of a game."

Capuano allowed three runs in the eighth and Derrick Turnbow worked the ninth for his 17th save in 19 chances.

"We're starting to swing the bats a little bit and our pitching has been good," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "Cappy pitched another great game."

Juan Encarnacion hit a two-run double to highlight Florida's eighth inning. Mike Lowell had three hits and scored a run for the Marlins, who fell a season-high eight games behind Washington in the NL East.

"They hit us, so what can you do?" Marlins manager Jack McKeon said. "Yeah, you don't like it. But that's why you have a 162-game schedule, so you can try to even it up."

Nine of the first 16 Milwaukee batters had hits, and four Brewers -- Damian Miller, Lyle Overbay, Jenkins and Branyan -- each collected two by the end of the fourth inning, as Milwaukee built a 4-0 lead. Miller had two run-scoring singles, one in the second and another in the third, and Capuano settled in nicely.

"I had pretty good command of my pitches," Capuano said, "but you can't do it without guys making great plays."

Tomo Ohka (5-4) will face off against A.J. Burnett (5-5) on Thursday night.


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