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Friday, July 15, 2005

Brewers Start off 2nd Half Right, Win 4-2

Damian Miller's timing is impeccable.


On a day dedicated to fans from his hometown of La Crosse, Wisc., Miller capped his three-RBI performance with a two-run double in the eighth inning that gave Milwaukee a 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday.


"Yeah, that's always nice to get a big hit with 40 busloads of fellow cheeseheads from western Wisconsin on hand," Miller said. "I tried to give them some props when I was standing on second."


Miller's big hit off Gary Majewski came one inning after he was caught trying to score from third on a comebacker to the mound off the bat of Rickie Weeks.


After Russell Branyan drew an intentional walk to set up the double play in the eighth, Miller sent a full-count pitch to the gap in left center to break a 2-2 tie.


"He left the ball up in the zone where I could get some air under it," Miller said. "I didn't hit it all that great. He's got pretty good stuff."

On Friday, Ben Sheets (5-6) will face Livan Hernandez (12-3).

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