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Braun Hits Two HRs as Brewers Hang on

Milwaukee's closer by committee gets first save after Gagne demotion

(Newser) - Ryan Braun hit a pair of solo home runs, Jeff Suppan pitched seven solid innings and the Milwaukee Brewers' new closer by committee held on for a 5-3 win over St. Louis. Suppan (2-2) gave up six hits and walked five, but struck out four to pick up the first... 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 »

Fielder Homers to Lead Brewers Past Marlins

Gagne picks up his seventh save after Milwaukee beats Pinto

(Newser) - Prince Fielder hit a go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning and also had an RBI single to power the Milwaukee Brewers past the Florida Marlins 4-3 last night. Fielder's fourth home run of the season, a mammoth shot to dead center off reliever Renyel Pinto (1-1), broke a... 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 »

Gagne Blows it in 10th, Junior Lifts Reds Over Brewers 4-3

Edwin Encarnacion and Paul Bako hit consecutive homers off Gagne to tie it

(Newser) - Edwin Encarnacion and Paul Bako hit consecutive homers off Eric Gagne in the 10th inning Sunday, and Ken Griffey Jr. followed with a run-scoring single that sent the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Reds won for only the second time in their last nine... More »

Hall's 2-run Double in 10th Rallies Brewers

Milwaukee beats Reds to improve to 4-0 in extra-inning games

(Newser) - Bill Hall's two-run double in the 10th inning kept the Milwaukee Brewers perfect in extra innings this season, setting up a 5-3 victory today over the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds have seen quite enough of Hall already. His two-run homer led to a 5-2 win in the series opener. A... 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 »

Weeks Bails Out Gagne, Lifts Brewers in Extras

Closer blows another save but Milwaukee wins in 10

(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... 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 »

Brewers Spoil Fukudome's Heroics for Cubs

Nats torch Phils' Gordon to push to 2-0 ; D'backs top Reds

(Newser) - Tony Gwynn Jr.'s 10th-inning sacrifice fly scored Craig Counsell to give Milwaukee a 4-3 win at Wrigley. Kosuke Fukudome, the Cubs' big acquisition this winter, went 3-for-3, including a tying, three-run homer in the ninth off Eric Gagne, reports the Sun-Times. Meanwhile, Kerry Wood failed in his debut as... More »

Red Sox Still Slipping as Jays Come Back 4-3

Gagne gives the game to Toronto; division lead drops to 2½

(Newser) - Red Sox starter Jon Lester gave up only one run in six innings, but a late Blue Jays rally gave the win to A.J. Burnett, who was one batter away from a complete game. The loss, along with a blown save, was handed to Eric Gagne, who walked in... More »

Millar Blast Leads Birds Past Red Sox

Oriole sinks reeling ex-team with 3-run 10th-inning shot

(Newser) - Orioles infielder Kevin Millar handed his former squad a crushing loss last night, blasting a three-run homer in the 10th inning that lifted Baltimore over the Red Sox, 6-3. Millar's dinger gave the Birds their first series sweep of Boston in two seasons and dropped the Sox to four games... More »

BoSox Snap 9-Loss Seattle Streak, 4-3

Matsuzaka whiffs 10, gets first win against Ichiro; Gagne, Papelbon shaky

(Newser) - After nine straight losses in the Mariners' Safeco Field, the league-leading Red Sox finally broke through with a narrow 4-3 decision; vaunted rookie Daisuke Matsuzaka spent most of the night pitching out of trouble but yielded only two solo shots in seven frames. It was his first win against Seattle... More »

Boston Builds for Halcyon Year

Celts, Sox now Finals favorites with trades for veteran All-Stars

(Newser) - A sudden cascade of talent has catapulted Boston into contention for at least three championships and given its fans, including Globe columnist Dan Shaugnessy, reason to hope again. In the last week, the Celtics handed over a raft of prospects for superstar Kevin Garnett, and the Red Sox beat their... More »

Sox Stun Yankees, Grab Gagne

Ace reliever overcomes Boston phobia for $2.1M signing bonus

(Newser) - The Yankees had hoped to nab ace reliever Eric Gagne from the Texas Rangers; instead, he signed with their AL-East rivals yesterday, breaking a no-trade clause with the division-dominating Red Sox. The Sox, who handed Gagne a $2.1M signing bonus, bought insurance for a bullpen which already includes All-Stars... More »

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