Brewers take 10th straight

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2003

CINCINNATI Bill Hall's two-run homer in the 10th inning sent the Milwaukee Brewers to their 10th straight victory Thursday, 4-3 over the Cincinnati Reds.

Geoff Jenkins homered in his fourth consecutive game for Milwaukee but left with what was likely a season-ending thumb injury.

The Brewers' winning streak is their longest since joining the National League in 1998 the last time they won more than 10 in a row was during their club-record 13-game run in 1987.

A crowd of 20,030 saw Montreal complete its third four-game sweep this season, and second in a row at Olympic Stadium. The Expos have won nine straight home games, and five in a row overall.

With Colorado clinging to a 2-1 lead, Wilson connected off Jim Brower in the seventh for his career-best 32nd homer. Wilson drove in five runs, boosting his major league-leading RBI total to 126, also a career high.

Jeromy Burnitz homered and drove in three runs as the Dodgers ended a four-game losing streak.

The Marlins were limited to three runs and 12 hits during three straight losses to the Pirates to finish 1-8 on a three-city road trip to Colorado, San Francisco and Pittsburgh.

Al Leiter (13-7) allowed two hits in seven shutout innings for the Mets. He outpitched Mike Hampton (12-6), who had won nine straight decisions.

Robinson hit a 3-2 pitch from Mike Remlinger (5-5) over the right-center field wall. The ball landed in the St. Louis bullpen, where Cardinals pitcher Jason Simontacchi caught it with his cap.

American League

The Mariners fell two games behind Oakland in the AL West after leading the division for 4 1/2 months. They lost for the eighth time in nine games, leaving them a half-game back of Boston in the wild-card chase.

Seattle's Bret Boone tied it at 2 with a solo shot in the eighth off Travis Harper (3-7), but Hall connected with two outs against Shigetoshi Hasegawa (1-1). It was only the fifth time Hasegawa has allowed a run in 53 appearances this season.

Matthew LeCroy and Luis Rivas also drove in two runs apiece for the Twins, who moved within 1 1/2 games of the AL Central lead.

Lohse (11-10) won for the fifth time in six starts, allowing a run, five hits and five walks in 6 2-3 innings.

After Joe Randa led off the 11th with a single off Erasmo Ramirez (3-1), Sweeney punched the ball up the middle to give Kansas City a three-game sweep and move the Royals back atop the AL Central by .0005 percentage points over the Chicago White Sox.

Sweeney is 4-for-7 in extra innings this season.

D.J. Carrasco (6-4) pitched two hitless innings for the win.

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