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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Bullpen/Defense Chokes, Brewers Lose 6-7

Carlos Lee's 25th homer on a 3-2 pitch from Rueter started Milwaukee's five-run fourth that ended the team's streak of 22 2/3 innings without a run. Geoff Jenkins doubled and scored on Damian Miller's single. Hall, who had three hits, drove in Miller with a double before two walks and a wild pitch set up Brady Clark's two-run single. Kevin Correia took over and struck out Rickie Weeks to end the inning.

"We definitely put together a nice streak with two outs," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said.

But the bullpen couldn't protect the lead.

Milwaukee reliever Matt Wise (4-3) took the loss after failing to hold a three-run edge.

With the Giants trailing 5-2 in the eighth, Moises Alou walked with one out. Pedro Feliz then hit a two-run homer, his 17th.

"It kind of fell apart from there," Yost said.

After Feliz's homer, Deivi Cruz walked and went to third on Marquis Grissom's single.

Julio Santana took over and struck out Mike Matheny before Durham hit the first pitch to center field. Clark raced back but couldn't hold onto the ball and it rolled to the warning track for a two-run double that made it 6-5.

"Brady Clark made a great effort to catch that ball," Santana said. "It was inches away from winning the game."

Ben Sheets (6-7) will face off against Jason Schmidt (7-5) Saturday night.


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