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Monday, June 05, 2006

Brewers Finally Get Win Against Padres, 5-2



From Sportsline.com:

The Milwaukee Brewers found a simple way to snap their season-long eight-game losing streak. Walk around it.

Carlos Lee hit his 19th home run, Chris Capuano pitched his way in and out of trouble for six innings and the Brewers used nine Padres walks in a 5-2 victory over San Diego on Monday night.

"It was a grind for me and all of us," Capuano said. "It's extra rewarding when you win those games, when you go out there and you don't have your best stuff."

Capuano (6-4) wasn't particularly sharp, allowing six hits and four walks but he excelled compared to Padres starter Clay Hensley (4-4), who issued walks to four of his first eight batters and finished with a career-high seven.

"In those situations, you try to let him dig as big a hole as you can let him," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "We've been on the other end of it enough the last week."

Milwaukee's Gabe Gross, starting in right field for Geoff Jenkins, hit his second home run in as many days in the eighth. Jenkins sat out with a concussion, a day after colliding with burly first baseman Prince Fielder.

Gross had been mired in a 6-for-45 slump and said he's spent extra time hitting after games during the losing skid to tweak his swing.

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