May 27, 2008

Brewers 4, Nationals 3 (OT): Finally Swatting the Nats

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W: Carlos Villanueva (3-5) L: Saul Rivera (3-2) S: Salomon Torres (3)


It took 11 innings, but the Brewers finally saw through the beery haze and found their giant fly swatter–behind the keg, naturally–and dealt with the Nationals.

Ben Sheets was solid in his start, but was only around for six innings. No injury forced him out, though, as manager Ned Yost opted to pinch hit for him in the sixth. The game-winning run came in the 11th when Gabe Kapler singled in Prince Fielder. Salomon Torres then pitched the bottom of the inning for the save.

Milwaukee returns home to host Tim Hudson and the Braves at 8:05pm EDT. Dave Bush will start for the Brewers.

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