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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Brewers Win Again 6-4

From Sportsline.com:

Hitting seventh is the perfect therapy for Geoff Jenkins.

The slumping right fielder was dropped from third in the Milwaukee batting order to seventh Tuesday night and he responded with two hits and two RBI to help the Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4.

Jenkins had just six hits in his previous 41 at bats (.146) before going 2-for-3 with a two-run single that snapped a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning.

"That was a big hit," manager Ned Yost said. "It was just a matter of time before he got it going, and this was a big first step."

"Obviously, it's nice to pitch in and help," Jenkins said. "There are times when you go through little ruts and you've just got to go battle. Last year, I was in a funk and (Yost) did the same thing. It lit a little fire under me. We're at the same point this year."

Damian Miller followed with an RBI single in support of Doug Davis (4-4), who hadn't won since beating the Reds on May 24. He gave up six hits and three runs with three walks and five strikeouts in six innings.

Brian Shouse, Jose Capellan and Dan Kolb combined to pitch the seventh and eighth innings before Derrick Turnbow got the final three outs for his 19th save in 23 opportunities.


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