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Monday, July 04, 2005

Brewers Win in 9th, 3-2

For the first time in three weeks, Ben Sheets gave his manager plenty of reasons to let him pitch deep into the game.

Sheets struck out 10 in his first win in six starts, and the Milwaukee Brewers scored the go-ahead run in the ninth inning on catcher Paul Lo Duca's error on a play at the plate in a 3-2 victory over the Florida Marlins on Monday night.

"That was outstanding. Benny's getting back to top-notch form," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "He was throwing strikes with good stuff and that's why we left him out there as long as we did."

Sheets even played an important role in the ninth inning rally as Milwaukee won their fourth in five and eighth in 12 games.

With the score tied 2-all, Milwaukee's Chad Moeller led off the ninth with a single off Todd Jones (1-3) that glanced off shortstop Alex Gonzalez's glove. Pinch-runner Trent Durrington stole second and advanced to third on Sheets' sacrifice. Brady Clark hit a grounder to Gonzalez, who threw home with plenty of time to get Durrington. But Lo Duca couldn't hold the ball when he applied the tag and the Brewers went ahead 3-2.


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