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Friday, August 11, 2006

Brewers Finish Series With 8-6 Win

From Sportsline.com:

Doug Davis is disappointed he didn't adjust his delivery any earlier.

Davis won his third straight decision Thursday, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over Chicago 8-6 and handing the Cubs consecutive losses for the first time in nearly three weeks.

"This game is a game of adjustments," he said. "Wish I could have made the adjustment about 20 starts ago."

Brewers pitching coach Mike Maddux suggested a mechanical change that caused Davis to alter how he rotates his upper body and close off his shoulder.

"I was hitting my spots and had better control," he said after striking out eight in seven innings, allowing four runs, eight hits and three walks.

It also helped that Davis (8-6) was given a seven-run lead. and he improved to 3-0 in his last four starts despite a 6.09 ERA. He got out of trouble in the third when he struck out Phil Nevin and Jacque Jones with the bases loaded.

"It all revolves around your starting pitching," Brewers manager Ned Yost said after his team took two of three from the Cubs.


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