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Dodgers Top Brewers After Six-Run Seventh

(Newser) - Andruw Jones, Jeff Kent and Gary Bennett homered during a six-run seventh inning, leading Chad Billingsley and the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 yesterday. After Jones and Kent hit solo shots, Bennett capped the burst with a three-run homer. Billingsley (3-5) didn't allow a hit until Brewers... More »

Cardinals Beat Brewers; Snap Losing Skid

(Newser) - Ryan Ludwick hit a two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning, and St. Louis' shaky bullpen held today for a 5-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that snapped the Cardinals' season-long three-game skid. Ben Sheets set a franchise record for strikeouts with 1,086. Still, the slumping Brewers... More »

Astros Need 12 Innings to Overcome Brewers

(Newser) - Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 12th to lead the Houston Astros to an 8-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday. Pence's home run to left field scored Lance Berkman and completed Houston's comeback for its third straight win. The Astros trailed by as many... More »

Sheets Dominates Early in Brewers' Win

Bullpen backs up its ace despite two late Cincy rallies

(Newser) - Ben Sheets dominated for five innings before a tight pitching arm forced him from the game Friday, and Milwaukee held on for a 5-2 victory over slumping Cincinnati. Sheets (3-0) allowed only a pair of singles, looking very comfortable in a hitter-friendly ballpark where he has never lost. He left... 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 »

Brewers Back in First After Slamming Astros

Milwaukee loses ace —but bats are hot in 9-1 win

(Newser) - Brewers ace Ben Sheets left the game with a sore hamstring after facing only four batters in the first inning, but Milwaukee still beat the struggling Astros to regain the National League Central lead, reports AP. Four Brewers homered in the 9-1 rout, including Johnny Estrada, who hit his second... More »

Santana Strikes Out 17 to Down Texas

Minnesota All-Star sets team record in 1-0 win over Rangers

(Newser) - Twins ace Johan Santana struck out a franchise-record 17 batters to lead Minnesota past the Rangers 1-0 yesterday. Santana, who was perfect for the first half of his eight-inning outing, got all the offense he needed with a solo shot from teammate Michael Cuddyer. The game was otherwise momentous for... More »

Brewers Place Sheets on DL

Injured finger on throwing hand benches All-Star for 4-6 weeks

(Newser) - The Milwaukee Brewers have placed right-handed ace Ben Sheets on the disabled list for at least 4 weeks, citing a torn tendon in his throwing hand. The Brewers, currently battling Chicago for first place in the NL Central, will sit their All-Star for two weeks before sketching a rehab schedule.... More »

Milwaukee Ace Two-Hits Dodgers on Opening Day

(Newser) - This year's chic dark-horse pick to win baseball's NL Central, the Milwaukee Brewers, did not disappoint in their season opener, winning 7-1.  The opposing Dodgers mustered two hits in nine innings against Ben Sheets, the Brewers' alternately dominant and fragile ace.  Sheets has missed much of the past... More »

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