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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Brewers Come Back to Win 6-4

One night after blowing a lead, the Milwaukee Brewers handled the late innings perfectly.
Lyle Overbay singled home two runs in the ninth, and the Brewers rallied after Pedro Martinez left to beat the New York Mets 6-4 Wednesday.

Bill Hall homered in the seventh to end Martinez's most dominant stretch of the game and Carlos Lee added a tying shot in the eighth for the Brewers, who couldn't hold a four-run lead in Tuesday's 11-inning loss but rallied against the Mets' bullpen Wednesday.

With two outs in the ninth, Wes Helms reached on an infield single against Mets closer Braden Looper (4-5) and Brady Clark singled. Looper walked Rickie Weeks, loading the bases, before Overbay singled up the middle for a 6-4 lead.

"Those at-bats in the ninth inning when we had two outs were great," Overbay said. "Perfect hopper in the little hole right there and he was safe at first with Wes, and Brady's been doing that all year, and Rickie had that great at-bat. You don't see three pretty good at-bats in a row."
Rick Helling (1-0) worked the eighth for his first major league win since Sept. 20, 2003, for Florida against Atlanta. Derrick Turnbow, who gave up Mike Cameron's tying homer in the ninth Tuesday, bounced back to retire Carlos Beltran with runners at second and third for his 22nd save in 25 chances.

"I was glad I got the opportunity," Turnbow said. "Any time you don't pitch well you want to get back out there and compete and hopefully get the job done."
The Brewers will finish out the series on Thursday as Doug Davis (9-7) goes for elusive win #10 against Kris Benson (7-4).


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