San Francisco at Milwaukee

W: B. Sheets (7-7) L: J. Schmidt (7-6)
HR: SF - None   MIL - W. Helms (3)

Brewers 7, Giants 1

CBS wire reports

MILWAUKEE -- Two of Milwaukee's star players came through Saturday night and helped the Brewers end a pair of losing streaks.

Ben Sheets pitched a six-hitter and Geoff Jenkins hit a tiebreaking three-run double in the sixth inning, leading the Brewers past the San Francisco Giants 7-1.

Sheets (7-7) struck out eight in his ninth career complete game.

"About time," Sheets said of his first complete game since Oct. 2 against St. Louis. "I finally got one. That's a long time. I was just going in hoping I could get someone out."

Pinch-hitter Wes Helms added a three-run homer in the eighth for the Brewers, who snapped a three-game losing streak and won for the first time in 12 home games against the Giants. Milwaukee's last home win against San Francisco was April 15, 2001.

Giants starter Jason Schmidt (7-6) had allowed just one hit through 5 1/3 innings before consecutive singles by Rickie Weeks, Lyle Overbay and Carlos Lee loaded the bases. Jenkins followed with a three-run double into the right-field corner, making it 4-1.

"It obviously was a big hit," Jenkins said. "It was a big time in the game."

Schmidt said he got off his game plan.

"Instead of staying with my strengths, I got cute with them and they ended up hitting me," Schmidt said. "I felt I had really good stuff tonight, but that one inning killed me."

Schmidt had won his four previous starts against the Brewers but was outpitched by Sheets, who retired 11 in a row at one point.

"He was pretty nasty today," Giants manager Felipe Alou said. "We scored one run before he got going and after that he was really good."

Schmidt allowed four runs and five hits with two walks and eight strikeouts in seven innings.

Helms' home run in the eighth came off reliever Jason Christiansen, who walked two batters before Helms came to the plate.

"Any time you can add on runs, that's big," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "That was icing on the cake."

San Francisco scored in the first inning when Omar Vizquel hit an 0-2 pitch for a triple down the right-field line and scored on Michael Tucker's sacrifice fly to right field.

That was all the Giants could get off Sheets, who improved to 1-2 lifetime against San Francisco. Sheets, who threw 116 pitches -- 84 strikes -- pitched at least six innings for the 11th straight start.

"Ben was as good as he has been," Yost said. "He pitched a very, very good game. It's hard to get better than that. His fastball was high as 97 mph."

Milwaukee tied it at 1 when Brady Clark's double to left field scored Chad Moeller, who reached on a four-pitch walk in the third inning.

The win ensured Milwaukee its first winning month this season. The Brewers are 15-12 this month, their first winning July since 1999.


  • Vizquel hit his fourth triple of the season. All have come left-handed.
  • Sheets struck out four in a row at one point, including the side in the third inning. Sheets has struck out at least seven in his last three outings.
  • Schmidt struck out four of the last five batters he faced.
  • Clark extended his career-high hitting streak to 10 games.
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Players of the Game

G. Jenkins
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 0

B. Sheets
IP 9.0
H 6
ER 1
BB 0
K 8

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Michael Tucker, RF3001021 .260
J.T. Snow, 1B4000021 .267
Moises Alou, LF3000000 .328
   a- Lance Niekro, PH1000000 .280
Ray Durham, 2B4020000 .303
Pedro Feliz, 3B3000012 .270
Mike Matheny, C4010012 .253
Jason Ellison, CF3010002 .279
Jason Schmidt, P2000012 .111
   b- Edgardo Alfonzo, PH1000000 .295
    Jason Christiansen, P0000000 .000
    Jeff Fassero, P0000000 .000
a-grounded out for Alou in the 9th
b-flied out for Schmidt in the 8th
2B - Ray Durham (23, Sheets)
3B - Omar Vizquel (4, Sheets)
SF - Michael Tucker (3)
RBI - Michael Tucker (32)
Team LOB - 6
San Francisco Giants
Jason Schmidt (L,7-6) 7544280 4.56
Jason Christiansen 0.2022200 5.30
Jeff Fassero 0.1111011 4.50
HBP - Weeks (by Jason Schmidt)
Pitches-Strikes - Jason Schmidt 120-77, Jason Christiansen 21-9, Jeff Fassero 10-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Schmidt 6-7, Jason Christiansen 1-1
Batters Faced - Jason Schmidt 29, Jason Christiansen 4, Jeff Fassero 2
Milwaukee Brewers
Brady Clark, CF4011000 .319
Rickie Weeks, 2B3110011 .251
Lyle Overbay, 1B4110001 .286
Carlos Lee, LF3210101 .266
Geoff Jenkins, RF3113100 .280
Bill Hall, SS-3B3000112 .269
Russell Branyan, 3B3000022 .269
   a- Wes Helms, PH1113000 .282
    J.J. Hardy, SS0000000 .213
Chad Moeller, C3100122 .216
Ben Sheets, P3000031 .000
a-homered for Branyan in the 8th
2B - Brady Clark (24, Schmidt), Geoff Jenkins (25, Schmidt)
HR - Wes Helms (3, Fassero)
RBI - Brady Clark (39), Geoff Jenkins 3 (49), Wes Helms 3 (15)
2-OUT RBI - Wes Helms 3 (7)
Team LOB - 4
Milwaukee Brewers
Ben Sheets (W,7-7) 9611080 3.26
HBP - Feliz (by Ben Sheets)
WP - Ben Sheets (5)
Pitches-Strikes - Ben Sheets 116-84
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ben Sheets 3-16
Batters Faced - Ben Sheets 34
Game Information
Attendance - 38462
Game Time - 2:34
Temperature - 80
Umpires - Home - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Bruce Froemming, Third Base - Jerry Meals