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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Brewers Beat Cubs 5-3

Derrek Lee is one of the most feared hitters in the National League. Milwaukee's Doug Davis had no problem with the Chicago Cubs' star on Tuesday night.

Davis worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the seventh inning, striking out Lee for the fourth time to end the threat and help the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-3 victory.

"He had struck him out the first three times up," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said. "I was going to give him an opportunity to face him, and he struck him out again. That was the turning point of the game."

Davis (11-10) won for the second time in three starts after going 14 consecutive starts without a victory. The left-hander pitched seven innings, giving up two runs and seven hits, walking two and striking out 10, including Lee four times.

"Mainly what I did was scout on him, and throw the ball where he couldn't hurt me," Davis said of his mastery of Lee, who leads the NL in hitting (.339) and is second in homers (44).

Leading 4-2 in the seventh, Davis gave up a leadoff double to Corey Patterson and then walked the next two hitters to load the bases.

"I'm sure Ned was pulling his hair out," Davis said.
Tomo Ohka (11-8) will face Mark Prior (11-6) on Wednesday.


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