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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Brewers Win 7-1



Two of Milwaukee's star players came through Saturday night and helped the Brewers end a pair of losing streaks.

Ben Sheets pitched a six-hitter and Geoff Jenkins hit a tiebreaking three-run double in the sixth inning, leading the Brewers past the San Francisco Giants 7-1.

Sheets (7-7) struck out eight in his ninth career complete game.

"About time," Sheets said of his first complete game since Oct. 2 against St. Louis. "I finally got one. That's a long time. I was just going in hoping I could get someone out."

Pinch-hitter Wes Helms added a three-run homer in the eighth for the Brewers, who snapped a three-game losing streak and won for the first time in 12 home games against the Giants. Milwaukee's last home win against San Francisco was April 15, 2001.

Giants starter Jason Schmidt (7-6) had allowed just one hit through 5 1/3 innings before consecutive singles by Rickie Weeks, Lyle Overbay and Carlos Lee loaded the bases. Jenkins followed with a three-run double into the right-field corner, making it 4-1.

"It obviously was a big hit," Jenkins said. "It was a big time in the game."

Chris Capuano (11-6) will face Noah Lowry (6-10) to close out the series on Sunday.

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