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Koskie's double in 10th ends Padres' nine-game winning streak

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SAN DIEGO -- The Milwaukee Brewers didn't care that they ended the San Diego Padres' nine-game winning streak. Coming off a tough sweep at Los Angeles, winning a road game was a big enough feat.

Corey Koskie doubled in the go-ahead run off Trevor Hoffman with two outs in the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat San Diego 5-4 on Tuesday night to end the fifth-longest winning streak in Padres history.

San Diego had tied the game at 4 in the sixth on Khalil Greene's three-run homer.

"We were getting on a little bit of a downward slide," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "It was important to pull this one out, get the trend reversed a little bit and get back on the winning side of the column.

"Again, right now it doesn't really matter if they're hot, cold, indifferent, just to win right now."

Carlos Lee, who homered in the fifth inning, started Milwaukee's winning rally with a two-out double into the left-field corner. Koskie followed with the double into the right-field corner off Hoffman (0-1).

Hoffman, known for his changeup, fell behind 3-1 against Koskie, then left a fastball over the plate.

"You have got to make a better pitch," Hoffman said. "I wanted to throw the heater because I felt I could control that pitch better than the changeup. But you can't leave a ball out over the middle of the plate in a game that is on the line right there."

The Brewers were coming off a sweep in L.A. in which they dropped a pair of one-run games, then lost the series finale by eight runs.

"It was a tough game," Lee said. "We had control, then they came back and tied it. We've kind of lost some tough ones on the road. We bounced back and held them and got the big run."

Dan Kolb (2-0) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win, and Derrick Turnbow pitched the 10th for his 11th save in as many chances. The four Milwaukee pitchers allowed a total of five hits.

Greene tied the game with his shot into the left-field corner off left-hander Doug Davis with two outs in the sixth. Mike Piazza was aboard on a walk and Vinny Castilla on a single.

It was Greene's team-high seventh homer. Greene also homered off Greg Maddux in Monday night's 8-3 win over the Chicago Cubs. He went 4-for-4 with four RBIs in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Cubs.

The Brewers took a 4-1 lead with homers by Lee and Jeff Cirillo off Clay Hensley in the fifth inning.

Lee hit his 15th, which put him two behind major league leader Albert Pujols, on a 2-2 pitch with one out. Left fielder Dave Roberts hurt the back of his neck crashing into the wall making a futile effort at catching the ball. Roberts stayed on the ground for several minutes and was checked by the assistant trainer before staying in the game.

Cirillo homered with two outs, lining a 1-0 pitch to left for his first of the season. Cirillo started in place of rookie first baseman Prince Fielder, who sat out due to the groin tightness that forced him out of Sunday's game at Los Angeles.

Hensley dodged trouble in the first and second innings, when the Brewers got runners to third with two outs, but he wasn't able to get out of a jam in the fourth. Koskie hit a leadoff double and Cirillo walked, and both scored when Damian Miller's sharp double landed just inside third base and rolled into the left-field corner, giving the Brewers a 2-1 lead.

San Diego took a 1-0 lead in the first on shortstop J.J. Hardy's throwing error. Roberts hit a leadoff single and Mike Cameron walked. Brian Giles grounded to Cirillo, who forced Cameron at second only to see Hardy's low throw back to first allow Roberts to score.

Davis threw 127 pitches in seven innings, allowing four runs and five hits while striking out three and walking three. Hensley allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings, struck out four and walked three.

Notes

  • Brewers RHP Ben Sheets (1-3, 6.64 ERA) was to be placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday with tendinitis in his right shoulder. The move will be retroactive to last Wednesday. A corresponding roster move was to be announced Wednesday.
  • RHP Ben Hendrickson (0-0, 2.79 ERA) will start in Sheets' spot on Thursday against the Padres.
  • Fielder was available to pinch hit and is expected back in the lineup on Wednesday night.
 
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Corey Koskie's double to bring in the go-ahead run in the 10th is one of his two hits.  (AP)
Corey Koskie's double to bring in the go-ahead run in the 10th is one of his two hits. (AP)

Players of the Game
San Diego

K. Greene
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
Milwaukee

J. Cirillo
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
 

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Milwaukee Brewers
Rickie Weeks, 2B4000112 .267
J.J. Hardy, SS4000101 .254
Geoff Jenkins, RF5010020 .277
Carlos Lee, LF5221001 .293
Corey Koskie, 3B5121022 .297
Jeff Cirillo, 1B3221201 .367
Damian Miller, C4012001 .313
Brady Clark, CF4010022 .218
Doug Davis, P3010002 .125
    Jose Capellan, P0000000 .000
   a- Gabe Gross, PH1000000 .282
    Dan Kolb, P0000000 .000
    Derrick Turnbow, P0000000 .000
Totals3851054712 
a-lined out for Capellan in the 9th
Batting
2B - Carlos Lee (5, Hoffman), Corey Koskie 2 (12, Hensley, Hoffman), Damian Miller (13, Hensley)
HR - Carlos Lee (15, Hensley), Jeff Cirillo (1, Hensley)
RBI - Carlos Lee (28), Corey Koskie (8), Jeff Cirillo (4), Damian Miller 2 (16)
2-OUT RBI - Corey Koskie (4), Jeff Cirillo (2)
CS - Jeff Cirillo (1, 2nd base by Linebrink/Piazza)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Weeks-Hardy-Cirillo
E - J.J. Hardy (2, Wild throw)
Milwaukee Brewers
Doug Davis 7544331 5.32
Jose Capellan 1000010 4.50
Dan Kolb (W,2-0) 1000100 0.93
Derrick Turnbow (S,11) 1000020 1.38
Pitches-Strikes - Doug Davis 127-76, Jose Capellan 7-6, Dan Kolb 12-6, Derrick Turnbow 8-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Doug Davis 13-5, Jose Capellan 1-1, Dan Kolb 2-0
Batters Faced - Doug Davis 29, Jose Capellan 3, Dan Kolb 3, Derrick Turnbow 3
San Diego Padres
Dave Roberts, LF5110013 .272
Mike Cameron, CF4000131 .246
Brian Giles, RF4000000 .277
Mike Piazza, C3100111 .222
    Rob Bowen, C0000000 .429
Vinny Castilla, 3B4110001 .243
Khalil Greene, SS3123110 .239
Josh Barfield, 2B4000002 .267
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4010001 .225
Clay Hensley, P1000002 .111
   a- Josh Bard, PH1000000 .208
    Brian Sweeney, P0000000 .000
   b- Ben Johnson, PH0000100 .200
    Scott Linebrink, P0000000 .000
    Trevor Hoffman, P0000000 .000
   c- Mark Bellhorn, PH1000000 .246
Totals344534611 
a-grounded out for Hensley in the 5th
b-walked for Sweeney in the 7th
c-popped out for Hoffman in the 10th
Batting
2B - Adrian Gonzalez (8, Davis)
HR - Khalil Greene (7, Davis)
RBI - Khalil Greene 3 (24)
2-OUT RBI - Khalil Greene 3 (9)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Castilla-Gonzalez
San Diego Padres
Clay Hensley 5844342 4.73
Brian Sweeney 2000000 2.45
Scott Linebrink 2000120 3.18
Trevor Hoffman (L,0-1) 1211010 1.50
IBB - Weeks by Clay Hensley
Pitches-Strikes - Clay Hensley 95-59, Brian Sweeney 21-14, Scott Linebrink 27-18, Trevor Hoffman 17-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Clay Hensley 8-2, Brian Sweeney 1-5
Batters Faced - Clay Hensley 25, Brian Sweeney 6, Scott Linebrink 6, Trevor Hoffman 5
Game Information
Attendance - 22196
Game Time - 3:05
Temperature - 64
Umpires - Home - Paul Emmel, First Base - Bruce Froemming, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Brian Runge