Olsen Shuts Down Brewers to Carry Marlins

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2008 11:54 PM CDT
Florida Marlins' Scott Olsen pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Miami, Tuesday, May 6, 2008. The Marlins won 3-0.    (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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(Newser) – Scott Olsen allowed two hits in 8 2-3 innings, and Mike Jacobs hit a two-run homer to help the Florida Marlins beat the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 on Tuesday night. Ryan Braun doubled in the fourth and Prince Fielder singled with two outs in the ninth for Milwaukee's only hits.

Olsen came within a strike of his first complete game and the Marlins' first since Sept. 16, 2006, but he walked pinch-hitter Joe Dillon to load the bases with two outs in the ninth. Kevin Gregg needed only one pitch to retire Bill Hall on a flyout for his sixth save in seven chances. The Brewers lost their fourth game in a row, their longest losing streak this season.