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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Brewers Sweep Braves With 5-4 Win

From Sportsline.com:

Ben Sheets is back to winning, and the Milwaukee Brewers already are accomplishing unprecedented feats.

Sheets got his first victory since tearing a back muscle last August, and the Brewers beat Atlanta 5-4 Wednesday for their first sweep of any kind against the Braves.

"There's a first time for everything," Sheets said. "I'm glad it was this time."

Sheets' fastball reached 96 mph on the radar gun as late as his final inning. Sheets (1-2) gave up two runs and six hits, striking out nine in six innings.

"Believe it or not, Benny wasn't nearly as sharp as his last start," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "He's back healthy again -- we don't even think about that anymore -- and doing what he does best. He was on the attack."

The Brewers ace's season ended last Aug. 26 when he hurt himself while pitching against the Braves. He began this year on the disabled list with shoulder problems related to the back but struck out 16 in a pair of losses at New York and home against Cincinnati.

"I'm thinking about making outs. I told y'all, I feel good," Sheets said in his native Louisiana drawl. "I'm not saying something couldn't happen, but if it keeps going, I'm going to keep pitching like I am and I ain't going to worry about it."


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