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Friday, September 30, 2005

Glover Strikes Out 10 as Brewers Win 2-0



The Milwaukee Brewers gave their fans their money's worth even though they got into the ballpark for free.

Gary Glover allowed two hits over seven innings and struck out a career-high 10 in leading the Brewers to a 2-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on a "free admission" Thursday at Miller Park.

By outpitching Eric Milton and combining with three relievers on a three-hitter, Glover put the Brewers (80-79) one win from their first non-losing season since 1992. Milwaukee finishes with a three-game series at Pittsburgh, where the Pirates are wrapping up their 13th straight losing season, the longest current drought in the major leagues.

"I know for each man in here, they feel the same way I do. I don't want to be called a loser again," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said. "It's important to us and it's important to our organization."

The Brewers finished their final homestand 7-3 to assure their final weekend would be meaningful, at least in their eyes.

"I think it would have been great if we could have won one more game somewhere along the way so that we had that 81st one here," Glover said. "I think that would have been big for the fans to see, to get it at home."

The Brewers aren't thinking about taking just one game at PNC Park "because .500 is even. It's not necessarily a winning season," Glover said. "Everybody wants a winning season."
Doug Davis (11-11) will face Oliver Perez (7-5) on Friday.

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