Brewers Outrun Mets, 9-7

Gabe Kapler comes up big for Milwaukee
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2008 5:45 PM CDT
Milwaukee Brewers' Rickie Weeks follows through on his sixth-inning solo home run off New York Mets reliever Jorge Sosa in their baseball game at Shea Stadium in New York today.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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(Newser) – Gabe Kapler has gone from minor league manager to major league hassle for opposing pitchers. Kapler, who managed in the Red Sox organization last season, homered for the second straight day, doubled twice and drove in three runs as the Brewers beat the Mets 9-7 today. The 32-year-old Kapler came out of retirement during the offseason and has four home runs in 26 at-bats.

Corey Hart had a career-high four hits and Rickie Weeks homered and scored three runs for the Brewers, who won two of three in the weekend series. The Mets recorded 14 hits and walked eight times in the loss. Brewers closer Eric Gagne pitched a perfect ninth for his third save in five chances and second in two nights.