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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Brewers Come Back To Beat Indians 3-2

From Sportsline.com:

Geoff Jenkins said Jake Westbrook's outing for the Indians was one of the best pitching performances he'd seen all season. But it didn't stop him from winning the game for the Brewers.

Jenkins hit a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth to lift Milwaukee over Cleveland 3-2 Saturday night.

Jenkins' hit off Bob Wickman (1-2) wasted Westbrook's dominating performance in an eight-inning duel with counterpart Dave Bush.

"You're not going to see many games as good as that," Brewers manager Ned Yost said.

Wickman got the first out of the ninth, then walked Carlos Lee and Prince Fielder. Bill Hall hit a soft single to load the bases for Jenkins, who is now hitting .295 with runners in scoring position despite his .256 overall average.

Jenkins ripped a line drive that rolled to wall in right and immediately raised his fist to celebrate.

"Obviously, I couldn't throw a strike," said Wickman, who blew his second save opportunity in 11 chances. "It doesn't matter how sharp the stuff is if you can't throw a strike."

It was the first time in 29 games that the Indians had lost after heading to the ninth with the lead.

Jose Capellan (2-0) pitched a scoreless ninth to get the win. The Indians put runners on second and third against Capellan when Ronnie Belliard hit a sharp liner that third baseman Corey Koskie snagged.

"He made a great play," Indians shortstop Jhonny Peralta said. "We just don't have a lot of good luck right now."


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