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Brewers run winning streak to seven, beat Cubs in ninth

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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MILWAUKEE -- Just five weeks into the season, the Milwaukee Brewers already have a seven-game winning streak and a seven-game losing streak.

Carlos Lee's bloop single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Milwaukee its seventh consecutive victory, 6-5 over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

"That's baseball," said Brady Clark, who matched a career high with four hits. "You play 162 games, so anything is bound to happen."

Clark led off the ninth with an infield single against reliever LaTroy Hawkins (1-2) and went to second on a sacrifice bunt by pinch-hitter Jeff Cirillo.

"It's good when you can manufacture runs like that," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said. "We're doing the little things to win ballgames."

After Geoff Jenkins struck out, Lee sent a soft fly to shallow right that second baseman Jerry Hairston couldn't reach.

"He hit it out in no man's land," Hairston said. "You couldn't have placed that ball any better."

Derrick Turnbow (3-1) blew a save opportunity in the ninth but earned the win. Chicago lost its fifth in a row to fall a season-low three games under .500.

"This will make us stronger," manager Dusty Baker said. "What do you want me to say? It's not a slide. It's a losing streak."

Chicago's Aramis Ramirez hit a solo home run with two outs in the ninth off Turnbow to tie the score at 5-5. It was his fifth of the season.

"Ramirez was just selling out for a fastball and he got it," Yost said. "(Turnbow) went right after him."

Chad Moeller hit a two-out solo homer in the eighth to give Milwaukee a brief 5-4 lead. It was his first of the season.

Milwaukee starter Gary Glover pitched six innings and gave up three runs and seven hits. Chicago starter Greg Maddux also tossed six innings and allowed four runs and eight hits.

Chicago tied the score at 4-all in the eighth on pinch-hitter Ben Grieve's two-out single that scored Jeromy Burnitz from second base.

Milwaukee took a 4-3 lead on Wes Helms' pinch-hit solo homer with two outs in the sixth. It was his first of the season.

Chicago tied it at 3-3 when Michael Barrett hit a two-out, two-run homer in the sixth.

Milwaukee scored in the first three innings. A sacrifice fly by Lyle Overbay scored Clark to give Milwaukee a 1-0 lead in the first. Clark's double in the second scored Moeller for a 2-0 lead.

Chicago cut the deficit to 2-1 in the third when rookie Ronny Cedeno hit his first career home run.

The Brewers gained the run back in the third on another sacrifice fly by Overbay.

"They're a hot club right now," Baker said. "They're getting what they need."

Notes

  • Helms' pinch-hit homer was the second of his career and Milwaukee's first of the season.
  • Chicago was swept for the first time this year.
  • Overbay extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a single in the fifth..
  • Chicago's Derrek Lee increased his hitting streak to 16 games with a double in the ninth.
  • The last time Milwaukee won its first four games in May was 1988.
 
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Carlos Lee is mobbed by teammates after hitting the game-winning RBI single in the ninth. (AP)
Carlos Lee is mobbed by teammates after hitting the game-winning RBI single in the ninth. (AP)

Players of the Game
Milwaukee

B. Clark
AB 5
R 2
H 4
HR 0
RBI 1
Milwaukee

C. Moeller
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
 
Chicago Cubs
Jerry Hairston Jr., 2B4010111 .263
Corey Patterson, CF4000132 .264
Aramis Ramirez, 3B5221021 .248
Derrek Lee, 1B3010101 .404
Jeromy Burnitz, RF4110102 .298
Michael Barrett, C4112014 .241
Todd Hollandsworth, LF4010014 .238
    Jose Macias, LF0000000 .167
Ronny Cedeno, SS3111001 .300
    Mike Remlinger, P0000000 .000
   a- Ben Grieve, PH1011000 .429
    Michael Wuertz, P0000000 .000
    LaTroy Hawkins, P0000000 .000
Greg Maddux, P2010010 .182
   b- Neifi Perez, PH-SS2000002 .325
Totals3651054918 
a-singled for Remlinger in the 8th
b-grounded out for Maddux in the 7th
Batting
2B - Aramis Ramirez (9, Glover), Derrek Lee (10, Turnbow), Todd Hollandsworth (5, Glover)
HR - Aramis Ramirez (5, Turnbow), Michael Barrett (3, Glover), Ronny Cedeno (1, Glover)
RBI - Aramis Ramirez (15), Michael Barrett 2 (12), Ronny Cedeno (2), Ben Grieve (1)
2-OUT RBI - Aramis Ramirez (8), Michael Barrett 2 (6), Ben Grieve (1)
SB - Jerry Hairston Jr. (2, 2nd base off Glover/Moeller), Derrek Lee (6, 2nd base off Wise/Moeller)
CS - Jerry Hairston Jr. (4, 2nd base by Glover/Moeller)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
E - Ronny Cedeno (1, wild throw)
Chicago Cubs
Greg Maddux 6844351 4.50
Mike Remlinger 1000000 5.19
Michael Wuertz 1111021 4.40
LaTroy Hawkins (L,1-2) 0.2211010 4.22
WP - Greg Maddux (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Greg Maddux 100-60, Mike Remlinger 6-4, Michael Wuertz 17-12, LaTroy Hawkins 14-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Greg Maddux 6-7, Mike Remlinger 3-0, LaTroy Hawkins 1-0
Batters Faced - Greg Maddux 29, Mike Remlinger 3, Michael Wuertz 4, LaTroy Hawkins 4
Milwaukee Brewers
Brady Clark, CF5241000 .342
Bill Hall, SS3000112 .327
    Julio Santana, P0000000 .000
    Matt Wise, P0000000 .000
    Ricky Bottalico, P0000000 .000
    Derrick Turnbow, P0000000 .000
   a- Jeff Cirillo, PH0000000 .184
Geoff Jenkins, RF4120111 .261
Carlos Lee, LF5011015 .232
Lyle Overbay, 1B2012000 .370
Junior Spivey, 2B3000124 .217
Russell Branyan, 3B4000021 .263
Chad Moeller, C4221000 .160
Gary Glover, P1000010 .000
   b- Wes Helms, PH1111000 .200
    J.J. Hardy, SS1000000 .132
Totals3361163813 
a-hit a sacrifice bunt for Turnbow in the 9th
b-homered for Glover in the 6th
Batting
2B - Brady Clark 2 (7, Maddux, Maddux)
HR - Chad Moeller (1, Wuertz), Wes Helms (1, Maddux)
SF - Lyle Overbay 2 (2)
SH - Jeff Cirillo (1), Gary Glover (2)
RBI - Brady Clark (15), Carlos Lee (18), Lyle Overbay 2 (19), Chad Moeller (2), Wes Helms (2)
2-OUT RBI - Brady Clark (8), Carlos Lee (7), Chad Moeller (2), Wes Helms (1)
SB - Junior Spivey (2, 2nd base off Maddux/Barrett)
Team LOB - 8
Milwaukee Brewers
Gary Glover 6733262 5.02
Julio Santana (H,1) 1000100 3.86
Matt Wise0011100 1.64
Ricky Bottalico (BS,2) 1100010 2.77
Derrick Turnbow (BS,1; W,3-1) 1211021 1.88
HBP - Lee (by Matt Wise)
Pitches-Strikes - Gary Glover 91-57, Julio Santana 20-11, Matt Wise 11-3, Ricky Bottalico 10-7, Derrick Turnbow 16-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Gary Glover 5-6, Julio Santana 1-2, Ricky Bottalico 1-1, Derrick Turnbow 1-0
Batters Faced - Gary Glover 26, Julio Santana 4, Matt Wise 2, Ricky Bottalico 4, Derrick Turnbow 5
Game Information
Attendance - 31721
Game Time - 2:52
Temperature - 65
Umpires - Home - Rob Drake, First Base - Mike Reilly, Second Base - Andy Fletcher, Third Base - Bob Davidson