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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Brewers Blow Lead in 6-7 Loss

From Sportsline.com:

Turnbow (4-6) blew his fourth save in his last seven appearances and was so upset he declined to talk to reporters.

"He threw the ball well today," manager Ned Yost said. "The 2-2 pitch to Barry might have been a strike but it wasn't, because it's Barry. Finley's ball was a tough play. It had a strange hop."

Gabe Gross hit a three-run homer, Carlos Lee hit a two-run homer and Hall added a solo shot for the Brewers.

Tony Gwynn Jr. had a pinch-hit double in the Milwaukee ninth for his first major league hit. His father's first major league hit -- also a double -- came exactly 24 years earlier to the day, on July 19, 1982, for the Padres.

The younger Gwynn received a standing ovation when his accomplishment was announced between innings.

"He hit a double, too," said the rookie outfielder, who was told before the game that it was the anniversary of his dad's first hit.

Brian Wilson (1-0) pitched one inning for his first major league victory.

"I don't really think about wins," he said. "The whole game was a ton of emotion. We all felt we were going to win, even down five runs."

Lee connected in the first, sending the first pitch from Matt Morris over the wall in left-center for his 27th homer of the year. Hall led off the second with his 19th homer and second of this series, in which he drove in five runs.

Gross homered in the third and fans began booing Morris as the Brewers' hits total increased.


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