Brewers 6, Marlins 5
Matt Kinney (5-4) pitched six innings, giving up three runs on seven hits. Three relievers pitched the final three innings for Milwaukee.
Florida starter Carl Pavano (5-7) retired the first 11 batters he faced before Richie Sexson hit his 20th home run of the season to give Milwaukee a 1-0 lead in the fourth. Sexson is tied with Cincinnati’s Adam Dunn for the NL lead.
Pavano dominated for five innings. Besides Sexson’s homer, he only allowed Geoff Jenkins to reach on an error before giving up five runs in the sixth.
Young started the rally with one out when he hit his career-high ninth home run to cut the Marlins’ lead to 3-2.
Scott Podsednik followed with a double. Sexson grounded out for the second out and the Marlins intentionally walked Jenkins.
Brady Clark hit a liner to left which went over the head of left-fielder Todd Hollandsworth, who initially broke in and slipped as he tried to stop. Podsednik and Jenkins scored to give Milwaukee the lead for good at 4-3.
Helms followed with his career-high 11th homer, giving the Brewers a 6-3 lead.
Pavano went six innings, giving up six runs on five hits and one walk while striking out three.
Florida took a 3-1 lead in the top of the sixth. With the bases loaded, Encarnacion’s blooper fell into right field for a single, scoring Juan Pierre, who had four singles in the game.
Brewers LF Jenkins was back in the lineup, one day after missing a game with a bruised hand. … Marlins C Ivan Rodriguez was given the day off. He will be honored Friday night before the Marlins interleague game at Texas, where he played from 1991-2002. … The Marlins five-game road winning streak was snapped. … Florida is 5-1 against Milwaukee this season. The teams playagain Aug. 8-10 in Milwaukee.