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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Brewers Lose 1-2 in 10 Innings

Milwaukee went 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position, with just one of the hits driving in a run, to fall to 3-7 in extra-inning games. The Brewers missed an opportunity for their 32nd road win of the season, which would be one more than they won last season, and their 69th win overall, which would be the most of Ned Yost's three seasons as manager.

"We just didn't execute offensively," Yost said. "We had a lot of opportunities. We just didn't get the big hit to tack on extra runs. If we're going to get over the hump, we have to get better at that. It's an attitude that we will get the run in."

Rick Helling's start was his third since joining Milwaukee's rotation on Aug. 27, but he still hasn't earned a decision as a starter since going 7-8 in 24 starts for Baltimore in 2003. He left the game for a pinch hitter in the sixth with a 1-0 lead after allowing four hits and a walk with four strikeouts in five innings.

Reds starter Aaron Harang gave up one run and eight hits with three walks and seven strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.

Geoff Jenkins, who tied his career high with five hits on Monday, gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead in the fourth on Tuesday. After Lyle Overbay's leadoff walk and Carlos Lee's single, Jenkins hit a line drive that one-hopped the right field wall for a run-scoring double.

Chris Capuano (15-9) will close out the series against Eric Milton (7-13).


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