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Saturday, June 03, 2006

The Longest MLB Losing Streak Continues as Brewers Lose 3-4



From Sportsline.com:

Washington catcher Brian Schneider was just looking to tie the game when he came up in the ninth inning.

He did more than that, hitting a two-run homer off Milwaukee closer Derrick Turnbow to lift the Nationals to a 4-3 victory Saturday night.

"I was just trying to hit the ball hard," Schneider said. "I knew when I hit it I at least got the job done. When it went out, it was definitely a bonus."

Washington reliever and 2004 first-round pick Bill Bray earned the win in his major league debut by throwing only one pitch as Schneider threw out Corey Koskie trying to steal second in the eighth.

"I was just in the right place at the right time," Bray said.

Ryan Zimmerman singled to lead off the ninth and reached second when Turnbow (2-3) threw an errant pick off attempt.

It proved costly when a ground ball by Marlon Anderson could have been a double play. Instead, Zimmerman reached third and Schneider's one-out blast cleared the right field fence.

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