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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Brewers Lose 1-5

Milwaukee's Tomo Ohka (11-9) allowed five runs and eight hits in 7 1/3 innings.

"One thing that Tomo was able to do was give the bullpen the night off," Yost said. "That helps."

Craig Wilson went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI while Freddie Sanchez went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI to extend his team-best hitting streak to 16 games.

Nate McLouth and J.J. Furmaniak also went 2-for-4 to generate offense for Wells, who came into the game with the lowest run support (3.08 per game) of any major-league starter.

Wells' performance means that Milwaukee (81-80) must win Sunday against Pirates rookie Zach Duke (7-2) to finish over .500 for the first time since 1992.

Milwaukee went ahead in the first when Rickie Weeks doubled and scored as Lyle Overbay's single to left rolled under Bay's glove for an error. Wilson hit an RBI double in the bottom half, and Bay's sacrifice fly in the fifth gave Pittsburgh the lead.

Sanchez added a run-scoring double in the seventh, and Pittsburgh scored twice in the eighth on McLouth's RBI double, which chased Ohka, and Furmaniak's run-scoring triple against Jose Capellan.

Milwaukee put runners at the corners with two outs in the seventh, but Grabow relieved and picked Weeks off first base. Mike Gonzalez and Salomon Torres finished the six-hitter.

"I just tried to take on the same approach as my previous outings," Wells said. "I was just trying to visualize the pitch that I wanted to throw and execute it."


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