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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Brewers Beat Cardinals 4-3 in Extra Innings



From Sportsline.com:

Carlos Lee hit a tiebreaking home run in the 11th inning, minutes after making a pair of game-saving catches at the left-field wall, helping the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 on Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.

The Cardinals couldn't overcome the first two-error game of center fielder Jim Edmonds' career, which led to a pair of unearned runs off St. Louis starter Jeff Suppan and a 3-1 deficit in the fifth. St. Louis lost for the first time in three games at new Busch Stadium.

Lee leaped high above the wall to snare Juan Encarnacion's bid for a two-run homer for the first out in the bottom of the 10th. Then he caught Edmonds' drive to the wall off Jorge De La Rosa (1-0) with runners on first and third for the third out, banging into the padding after the grab.

Lee's drive just inside the left-field foul pole was his fourth of the season and came off closer Jason Isringhausen (0-2), who surrendered his second crucial homer in four days. The Cubs' Michael Barrett hit a grand slam on Sunday off Isringhausen, who allowed only four homers in 59 innings last season and entered the season trailing only Mariano Rivera for fewest homers allowed since 2000 with 22 in 382 innings.

Isringhausen, who has allowed two homers in three innings this season, was booed as he walked off the field with one out in the 11th.

Brady Clark and Bill Hall drove in a run apiece and Derrick Turnbow got the last three outs for his fifth save in five chances for the Brewers, who snapped a three-game losing streak after a 5-0 start to the season.

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