Weeks Bails Out Gagne, Lifts Brewers in Extras

Closer blows another save but Milwaukee wins in 10
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2008 11:55 PM CDT
Milwaukee Brewers' Rickie Weeks is congratulated by teammates after hitting the game-winning single which scored J.J. Hardy against the Cincinnati Reds during the 10th inning of a baseball game.   (AP Photo/Ron Kuenstler)
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(Newser) – The Brewers bailed out Eric Gagne again. Rickie Weeks singled home the winning run in the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2. With two outs and two strikes in the ninth, Gagne blew his second save in three chances when Corey Patterson hit a homer just over right fielder Corey Hart's leap to tie the game.

Gagne, who signed a one-year, $10 million contract this offseason to close for the Brewers after Francisco Cordero cashed in with a $46 million contract with the Reds, also blew a save on opening day against the Cubs on Wednesday. Milwaukee won that game in the 10th and did the same against the Reds.