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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Brewers Beat Reds 6-2



From Sportsline.com:

Carlos Lee homered for the first time in 14 games, a two-run shot that helped the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 Wednesday night and salvage the finale of a three-game series.

Lee snapped a 3-for-30 slump by going 2-for-3 with two RBI. His homer was his 16th of the season and first since May 9.

Damian Miller had two doubles and Brady Clark had three hits for Milwaukee to help Doug Davis (3-3) earn his first win in four starts. The left-hander, who had two no-decisions and a loss in that stretch, gave up five hits and two runs with three walks and four strikeouts in seven innings.

Matt Wise pitched the eighth and Derrick Turnbow closed out the game in the ninth.

The Brewers took a 1-0 lead before making an out in the first inning. Left-hander Brandon Claussen (3-5) walked Rickie Weeks to lead off the game, and Weeks came around to score on Jeff Cirillo's double. After Geoff Jenkins lined out to second, Cirillo moved to third on Carlos Lee's single to right and scored on Prince Fielder's sacrifice fly

Milwaukee, which had lost four of its last five games, extended the lead to 3-0 in the second when Davis put down a squeeze bunt to score Miller.

The Reds cut the lead to 3-1 in the third when Claussen scored on Ken Griffey Jr.'s bases-loaded chopper to first, but Lee gave the Brewers a four-run lead with a 424-foot homer to left in the fifth after Jenkins was hit by a pitch with two outs.


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