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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Brewers End Skid; Extend Lead to 5.5 Games

The Brewers snapped a six-game losing streak and increased their lead in the National League Central Division to with a 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves tonight at Miller Park.

Sheets, making his first start since leaving the game last Tuesday with a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand, gave up a single, a homer and a double to the first three batters he faced, and it became 3-0 on Andruw Jones' one-out single in the first.

But Sheets recovered to get through six innings without allowing another run, scattering 11 hits along the way but not walking a batter. Sheets got the victory to improve to 5-3.

Atlanta starter John Smoltz, who recorded his 200th win in his previous start, left with one out in the top of the fourth after suffering a shoulder injury warming up for the inning.

The Brewers took the lead in the sixth inning on a pinch single by Tony Gwynn, a sacrifice bunt by Rickie Weeks and a single by J.J. Hardy, who went to second on the throw home.

Hardy reached third on Braun's infield single and scored an insurance run when Braun stole second and catcher Brian McCann's throw went into center field.

Derrick Turnbow pitched a scoreless eighth, and Francisco Cordero worked around a walk and a single to record his 18th save, striking out Matt Diaz to strand the tying run at third.

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