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Dallas Braden Pitches Perfect Game for A's

Oakland ace tosses majors' 19th perfecto

(Newser) - Dallas Braden pitched the Athletics' first perfect game in 42 years and just the 19th in major league history today, dazzling the majors' hottest team in recording a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Oakland. Braden threw his arms in the air after Gabe Kapler grounded out to... More »

White Sox' Buehrle Throws Perfect Game

(Newser) - White Sox left-hander Mark Buehrle retired 27 consecutive Tampa Bay Rays today for a perfect game and a 5-0 win, the Chicago Tribune reports. There were a couple of dicey moments, particularly in the ninth inning, when center fielder DeWayne Wise barely caught a drive by Gabe Kapler destined for... More »

Key to Winning: Scrubs Having a Breakout Season

(Newser) - It takes more to build a winning baseball team these days than pure statistical analysis, writes Darren Everson in the Wall Street Journal. You need someone with what Everson terms “Bellhorn Syndrome.” Mark Bellhorn, owner of a .264 slugging average the previous year, became an inexplicable hero for... More »

Weeks' 2-run Single Wins it for Brewers

Isringhausen blows 2nd straight save as Cards lose 3rd straight

(Newser) - Rickie Weeks hit a bases loaded, two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give Milwaukee a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals last night and snap the Brewers' six-game losing streak. After looking lethargic most of the game, the Brewers came alive after Cardinals... More »

Brewers Rally on Braun's Double

Wood blows third save in seven chances after Zambrano's strong start

(Newser) - Ryan Braun hit a two-run double off Kerry Wood during Milwaukee's three-run ninth inning and the Brewers rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Thursday. Wood blew his third save in seven chances and wasted a fine performance by Carlos Zambrano, who pitched 6 1-3 innings and helped himself... More »

Kapler Lifts Brewers Over Cards in Extras

12th inning single scores winner after Gagne blows another save

(Newser) - Gabe Kapler singled home the winning run with one out in the 12th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers overcame another blown save by Eric Gagne, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 9-8 Tuesday. The Brewers wasted a five-run lead before Kapler's hit. The Cardinals' loss came with an oddity: Slugger... More »

Brewers Outrun Mets, 9-7

Gabe Kapler comes up big for Milwaukee

(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... More »

Brewers' Homers Doom Santana, Mets

Sheets overcomes rough start to end Milwaukee's slide

(Newser) - Ben Sheets ruined Johan Santana's Shea Stadium debut, outpitching the Mets' new ace in the Milwaukee Brewers' 5-3 win over New York today. Home runs by Bill Hall, Rickie Weeks and Gabe Kapler helped Milwaukee come from behind and Sheets (2-0) overcame a shaky start to help Brewers end a... More »

Brewers, Sheets Sweep Giants With 7-0 Win

Ex-Cy Young winner Zito gets knocked around for San Fran

(Newser) - Brewers ace Ben Sheets struck out eight in a five-hit shutout, his first in nearly seven years, as Milwaukee swept the San Francisco Giants with a 7-0 victory on Sunday. Sheets (1-0) had his 96 mph fastball and big curveball working right from the start, striking out the side in... More »

Parra Hurls Gem as Brewers Beat Giants

Left-hander gets first Major League win with 5 no-hit innings

(Newser) - Manny Parra earned his first major league victory, delivering a breakout performance in the Milwaukee Brewers' 5-4 win over the San Francisco Giants today. The 25-year-old left-hander held the Giants hitless through five innings before giving up a pair of runs in the sixth and leaving the game with a... More »

Hall's Homers Help Brewers Pound Giants

Third career two-homer game for Hall, after homerless spring

(Newser) - Bill Hall homered twice and had a career-high six RBIs, leading Milwaukee to a 13-4 rout of the San Francisco Giants on Friday in the Brewers' home opener. It was the third career two-homer game for Hall, who didn't hit a home run during spring training. Prince Fielder went... More »

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