Milwaukee (55-55) at Philadelphia (57-53)

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  • Game info: 7:05 pm EDT Sat Aug 6, 2005
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Chris Capuano is enjoying a hot streak the likes of which the Milwaukee Brewers haven’t seen in years.

Capuano will try to run his winning streak to eight straight decisions when the Brewers continue their weekend series with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The 26-year-old left-hander allowed just one earned run and two hits over eight innings in Sunday’s 5-1 victory over San Francisco. Capuano, who has not lost since June 13 at Tampa Bay, took a no-hitter into the sixth inning.

“To get a no-hitter, the stars have to be aligned,” he said. “I wasn’t too worried about it. I felt really good out there today. I was trying to stay on the attack and throw a lot of strikes.”

Capuano’s current winning streak is the longest by a Brewers pitcher since reliever Curtis Leskanic won seven decisions in a row in 2000.

”(Capuano) was on the attack, throwing strikes and being aggressive,” manager Ned Yost said. “He was outstanding today.”

The Brewers beat the Phillies 3-1 in 10 innings on Friday for their third straight win and fifth in six games. Ben Sheets pitched nine innings for the second straight start, and Geoff Jenkins homered for Milwaukee, which scored the game-winning runs when Philadelphia committed two errors on the same base hit in the 10th.

The Brewers improved to .500 for the first time since May 28 and have not been at the break-even mark this late in a season since Aug. 6, 1998.

“We’re feeling pretty good about ourselves,” catcher Damian Miller said. “Now we’ve got some fight and guys are starting to believe in each other. Things are working out for us in the second half.”

Bobby Abreu hit his 20th homer for the Phillies, who have lost three of five following a three-game winning streak. Abreu, who has hit homers in back-to-back games after going 25 straight without one, joined Barry and Bobby Bonds as the only players with 20 homers and 20 steals in seven straight seasons.

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18-12 Record 17-13
3.99 ERA 4.20
176 K 149
91 BB 41
1.38 WHIP 1.21