Mets 6, Brewers 5

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MILWAUKEE (AP)—First baseman Lyle Overbay botched Gerald Williams’ bunt for a tiebreaking two-run error in a five-run seventh inning, and the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 Wednesday night for their first two-game winning streak in nearly a month.

The Mets overcame a 3-1 deficit in the seventh, when Doug Davis walked Cliff Floyd and Mike Cameron, and Mike Adam (1-1) relieved and allowed a two-run single to Joe McEwing that tied the score.

Williams bunted about 20 feet back toward the mound, and Adams and Overbay nearly collided trying to field the sacrifice. Overbay stumbled, grabbed the ball and threw from his knees, but it got past second baseman Bill Hall, who was covering first, and rolled down the right-field line as the Mets took a 5-3 lead. One out later, Todd Zeile’s single scored Williams to make it 6-3.

Pinch-hitter Trent Durrington homered off Mike Stanton in the eighth, and Russell Branyan homered with one out in the ninth off Braden Looper, who got five outs for his 22nd save in 25 chances.

Pedro Feliciano (1-0) earned his first major league decision in 32 career appearances, striking out both batters he faced in the sixth.

New York had not won consecutive games since July 6-7 at Philadelphia. The Mets, 34-17 against Milwaukee, also scored five runs in both the sixth and ninth innings of their 12-3 rout Tuesday night.

Adams, a rookie, lost for the first time in his major league career. Milwaukee, 10-21 since July 2, dropped a season-high four games below .500 at 51-55.

New York starter Steve Trachsel gave up three runs, eight hits and five walks win 5 1-3 innings.

Davis allowed three runs and three hits in six innings. He was 0-for-2 at the plate, dropping to 1-for-46 (.022) this season.

Bill Hall had two doubles, a single and two stolen bases for Milwaukee, which went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

Cameron’s 23rd homer, his seventh in his last 11 games, gave the Mets a 1-0 lead in the fifth. Milwaukee went ahead in the bottom half when Branyan hit a two-run triple and scored on Overbay’s single.


RHP Victor Zambrano is to make his Mets debut Thursday against Milwaukee. … The Mets’ Mike Piazza has not homered in 17 games since July 17. … The Brewers placed INF Keith Ginter on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 25, with a sprained left wrist. …

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