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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Brewers Escape With 2 Wins Over A's: Both Extra Innings

GAME 1: Milwaukee 3  Oakland 2 - 10 innings
Rookie Paul Molitor drove in the
winning run in the 10th.
WP: Eduardo Rodriguez (1-1, 3.42 ERA)
LP: Dave Heaverlo (1-3, 3.76 ERA)
MVP: Jerry Augustine

Milwaukee, known for the long ball to win games, went the old fashioned way today as they took down Oakland 3-2 at County Stadium.  After allowing two  1st inning runs (a two run shot by Mitchell Page), Jerry Augustine found his groove, retiring A's batters all the way to the 10th inning.  Augustine gave way to Eduardo Rodriguez in the top of the 10th with 2 out and 1 on and he would eventually get the win.  Rodriguez closed out the inning and the Brewer offense did the rest.  A lead off double by Ben Oglivie put Milwaukee in prime position to take the game but Oakland retired the next two batters to seemingly put themselves in position to get out of the inning.  An intentional walk of Don Money and a single by Charlie Moore loaded the bases for rookie Paul Molitor.  Molitor would rip a single over the thirdbaseman's  head for the game winner.  Even though Augustine was denied his 8th win of the season, he did earn game MVP honors for his 9.2 innings, 2 runs and 3 K performance.

GAME 2: Milwaukee 6  Oakland 5 - 10 innings
WP: Bob McClure (1-1, 2.53 ERA) LP: Elias Sosa (1-1, 2.08 ERA)
MVP: Don Money

Sixto Lezcano triples to give Brewers
sweep over A's.

A 2 out 3 run home run by Miguel Dilone (2nd) gave the A's a 3-2 lead in the top of the 7th and appeared to be well on their way to splitting the series with Milwaukee.  But the Brewers had the game tied at 5-5 by the end of the 9th inning to push the game into extra innings for the 2nd day in a row.

Bob McClure got the Brewers out of the top half of the 10th unscathed and Oakland's Elias Sosa appeared to be on his way to the same, BUT a 2 out double by Ben Oglivie made way for a triple by Sixto Lezcano to end the game with another win for the Crew.  Don Money earned game MVP honors going 3 for 4 with a double and a triple.  The Brewer wins improve them to 25-19 while Oakland drops to 22-25.

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