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Clark squeezes Brewers to victory against Padres

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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MILWAUKEE -- Everyone in the Milwaukee Brewers' dugout knew Brady Clark was planning to bunt home the winning run. The only question was on which pitch.

Clark's suicide squeeze on the second pitch from Akinori Otsuka (1-6) scored Corey Hart from third with one out in the ninth inning, giving Milwaukee a 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.

Yost said he told Clark before he left the dugout that the squeeze would be called. Once Clark reached the plate, the debate started in the dugout.

"I told our guys it would be the second pitch," Yost said. "Lyle (Overbay) said, 'Do it the third pitch.' I said, 'No. Do it on the second pitch.'"

The first pitch from Otsuka was high and inside for a ball. The second pitch was on the plate, and Clark put down a perfect bunt.

"It was a good pitch to bunt," Clark said. "You're just trying to find the ball and get the bat on it."

Wes Helms singled to lead off the inning. Hart ran for Helms and stole second, and then moved to third on Chad Moeller's sacrifice. After pinch-hitter Rickie Weeks walked, Clark bunted and Otsuka attempted a late flip to catcher Miguel Olivo but Hart scored standing.

Otsuka stumbled and fell after making the throw, hitting his head hard on the ground. He stayed on the ground for a couple minutes before getting up and heading to the locker room.

"He's a little dizzy, but he's going to be OK," San Diego manager Bruce Bochy said.

Derrick Turnbow (6-1) pitched the ninth, allowing a leadoff single to Xavier Nady and stranding him on third.

Milwaukee starter Doug Davis couldn't hold a 2-1 lead in the eighth inning, failing to win for the 14th consecutive start. Eric Young doubled to lead off the inning, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Dave Roberts and scored the tying run on a bloop single by Mark Loretta.

Davis, winless since June 22, gave up two runs and seven hits while striking out seven in 7 1/3 innings.

"I guess winning the game is the most important part," he said.

The Brewers scored two runs in the sixth off reliever Chris Hammond after being shut down by San Diego starter Jake Peavy. Geoff Jenkins led off with a single and scored on Bill Hall's double that rolled to the left-field wall, tying the score at 1-all.

Hall moved to third on left fielder Damian Jackson's late throw to the plate. Clay Hensley replaced Hammond, and Helms hit a sacrifice fly to right to give Milwaukee a 2-1 lead.

Peavy pitched five scoreless innings, giving up four hits and four walks while striking out four. The Brewers were only 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position against Peavy, but the right-hander was pulled after throwing 92 pitches.

"He wasn't feeling his best," Bochy said. "It was just as much fatigue as it was anything else."

The Padres scored their first run in the third on Loretta's RBI single, scoring Olivo.

Notes

  • Davis is 0-4 with 10 no-decisions since winning his last game.
  • Olivo singled in the third, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.
  • Brewers RHP Julio Santana, on the DL since Aug. 9 with tendinitis in his right shoulder, played catch on flat ground before the game. He is scheduled to play catch again when the team travels to Cincinnati this week.
  • Peavy's four strikeouts give him an NL-leading 201.
  • The Padres won the season series 4-3.
  • Milwaukee went 6-6 on its season-high 12-game homestand.
 
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Brady Clark drops a bunt for a successful game-winning suicide squeeze, scoring Corey Hart.  (AP)
Brady Clark drops a bunt for a successful game-winning suicide squeeze, scoring Corey Hart. (AP)

Players of the Game
San Diego

M. Loretta
AB 4
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
Milwaukee

B. Hall
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 0
RBI 1
 
San Diego Padres
Dave Roberts, CF4010011 .267
Mark Loretta, 2B4022000 .289
Joe Randa, 3B4010002 .276
Ben Johnson, RF4010025 .265
Ryan Klesko, LF3000021 .254
    Damian Jackson, LF0000000 .247
   a- Mark Sweeney, PH-1B0000100 .319
Khalil Greene, SS4000023 .257
Xavier Nady, 1B-LF4010010 .259
Miguel Olivo, C4110011 .217
Jake Peavy, P1000000 .191
    Chris Hammond, P0000000 .000
    Clay Hensley, P0000000 .000
   b- Eric Young, PH1110000 .277
    Scott Linebrink, P0000000 .000
   c- Robert Fick, PH1000001 .293
    Akinori Otsuka, P0000000 .000
Totals342821914 
a-walked for Jackson in the 8th
b-doubled for Hensley in the 8th
c-grounded out for Linebrink in the 9th
Batting
2B - Ben Johnson (5, Davis), Eric Young (7, Davis)
SH - Dave Roberts (9), Jake Peavy (4)
RBI - Mark Loretta 2 (28)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Nady-Olivo
E - Miguel Olivo (7, Wild throw)
San Diego Padres
Jake Peavy 5400440 2.93
Chris Hammond (BS,2)0222000 3.46
Clay Hensley 2000030 2.25
Scott Linebrink 1000020 2.29
Akinori Otsuka (L,1-6) 0.1111100 2.75
IBB - Branyan by Jake Peavy
Pitches-Strikes - Jake Peavy 92-52, Chris Hammond 10-6, Clay Hensley 27-19, Scott Linebrink 12-8, Akinori Otsuka 14-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Peavy 4-6, Clay Hensley 1-2, Akinori Otsuka 2-0
Batters Faced - Jake Peavy 22, Chris Hammond 2, Clay Hensley 6, Scott Linebrink 3, Akinori Otsuka 4
Milwaukee Brewers
Brady Clark, CF4011000 .306
J.J. Hardy, SS2000210 .226
Prince Fielder, 1B4020012 .316
    Lyle Overbay, 1B0000000 .273
Carlos Lee, LF4010024 .267
Geoff Jenkins, RF4110022 .284
Bill Hall, 2B3111110 .271
Russell Branyan, 3B1000100 .254
   a- Wes Helms, PH-3B1011000 .300
    Corey Hart, PR0100000 .196
Chad Moeller, C3000013 .203
Doug Davis, P3000010 .161
    Matt Wise, P00000001.000
    Derrick Turnbow, P0000000 .000
   b- Rickie Weeks, PH0000100 .246
Totals293735911 
a-hit a sacrifice fly for Branyan in the 6th
b-walked for Turnbow in the 9th
Batting
2B - Prince Fielder (4, Peavy), Bill Hall (29, Hammond)
SF - Wes Helms (3)
SH - Brady Clark (7), Chad Moeller (1)
RBI - Brady Clark (42), Bill Hall (55), Wes Helms (22)
SB - Corey Hart (2, 2nd base off Otsuka/Olivo)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
E - Russell Branyan (7, Wild throw), Doug Davis (2, Wild pickoff attempt)
Milwaukee Brewers
Doug Davis 7.1722070 4.06
Matt Wise 0.2000120 3.38
Derrick Turnbow (W,6-1) 1100000 1.73
WP - Derrick Turnbow (7)
Pitches-Strikes - Doug Davis 119-79, Matt Wise 12-7, Derrick Turnbow 10-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Doug Davis 6-10, Derrick Turnbow 3-0
Batters Faced - Doug Davis 30, Matt Wise 3, Derrick Turnbow 4
Game Information
Attendance - 20042
Game Time - 2:51
Temperature - 77
Umpires - Home - Mark Carlson, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Mike DiMuro, Third Base - Brian Gorman