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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Brewer Lose 5-6

From Sportsline.com:

Finally, the home run helped the San Diego Padres instead of hurt them.

Adrian Gonzalez and Vinny Castilla hit consecutive homers in the eighth inning to lift the San Diego Padres over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 Wednesday night.

"We've been missing that," San Diego manager Bruce Bochy said. "It won the game for us tonight, and that was what was hurting us, the long ball. "The Mexican Connection game through."

Milwaukee scored three times in the seventh to take a 5-4 lead but Gonzalez led off the next inning with his seventh homer. Gonzalez's drive came on an 0-2 pitch from Matt Wise (3-3) and extended his career-high hitting streak to 15 games.

"An 0-2 change-up for a strike is pretty much a mistake," Gonzalez said. "It stayed up knee-high. When you throw a change-up with two strikes up in the zone, most times, you're going to be able to (hit) it."

Castilla followed with another 0-2 pitch that resulted in a homer to left, his second of the season and first since April 12.

"Two of them in a row? That's the last thing you'd expect," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said.


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