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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Brewers win sixth straight

Geoff Jenkins wouldn't mind facing the Washington Nationals pitching staff every day of the week.

Jenkins singled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth, and another run scored on a wild pitch as the Milwaukee Brewers topped the Nationals, 3-1, Wednesday before 24,658 at Miller Park.

Jenkins' hit broke a 1-1 tie as it followed one-out singles by Prince Fielder and Bill Hall. After Gabe Gross popped out, Washington reliever Jesus Colome uncorked a wild pitch to bring in Hall with an insurance run.

Francisco Cordero (pictured) pitched the ninth inning for his fifth save in five days and 15th on the season in 15 opportunities. Cordero pitched for the sixth consecutive day but only had thrown 42 pitches in the previous five days.

The Brewers won their sixth straight game and finished a 10-game home stand with a 9-1 record. It matched a 9-1 homestand in 1992.

Jenkins also homered with two out in the fourth - his second homer of the series - gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead. It was the Brewers' first hit since Fielder's single with two out in the first.

Starter Claudio Vargas pitched six innings and allowed one run on Felipe Lopez's homer leading off the sixth.Brian Shouse pitched the seventh for the Brewers and Derrick Turnbow picked up the victory by pitching a perfect eighth inning.
Courtesy of Rick Braun of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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